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Humsafar train to roll out in October

It is a special class train, which will comprise only AC-3 coaches and many additional facilities

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Publish Date: Sep 11 2016 9:05PM | Updated Date: Sep 11 2016 10:09PM

Humsafar train to roll out in October

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Days after increase in pricing in premier trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains, 'Humsafar' trains are to be launched in October.

 
Fares of ‘Hafsafar’ train are likely to be about 20 percent more than the normal Mail and Express services.
 
Humsafar is likely to be launched between New Delhi and Gorakhpur.
 
It is a special class train, which will comprise only AC-3 coaches and many additional facilities, a senior Railway Ministry official told news agency PTI.
 
Humsafar will have enhanced aesthetics with new colour scheme presenting a innovative look with the use of vinyl sheets. 
 
"Since the train is a special class service with many modern facilities, it has cost more to railways. So the fare will accordingly be on the higher side to match the additional cost," official further told the agency.