Chennai-Bengaluru Double-Decker Express To Get 5 Second-Class Coaches From February 15

These new, reserved coaches will be an affordable option for the passengers as it will cost just ₹140 for an end-to-end journey.

by Tashika Tyagi
Chennai-Bengaluru Double-Decker Express To Get 5 Second-Class Coaches From February 15

Chennai-Bengaluru Double-Decker Express is all set to make travel much easier and cheaper with its latest upgrade! From mid-February, this double-decker express will feature five new second-class sitting reserved coaches. And the tickets for the same will cost just ₹140. This will make it an affordable and faster travel option for commuters.

Offering Affordable & Convenient Travel For The Passengers

Chennai - Bengaluru train
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As the first AC double-decker train in South India, this train has been in the spotlight ever since its first ride. This time around, it is in the news to offer an affordable and faster ride to the passengers on this route. From February 15, the Chennai-Bengaluru double-decker express will see five new second-class sitting coaches. Introduced in April 2013, the Chennai-Bengaluru double-decker express has become a major means of transportation amongst the locals for its affordability, speed, and ease of travel.

The end-to-end journey on this will cost about ₹140. After this move, the current number of AC double-decker chair car coaches will come down to 8 from 10. Along with this, the Coimbatore-Bengaluru UDAY, will now operate with eight AC chair cars and five second-class reserved coaches.

Chennai-Bengaluru Double-Decker Express – Key Features To Know

Indian railways
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First and foremost, the train’s travel time from Chennai to Bengaluru is 5 hours and 45 minutes. This is much faster than the other superfast trains with second-class coaches that usually take up to 6 hours and 10 minutes.

For its basic composition, the train uses an LHB coach, a Royapuram WAP-7, and Arakkonam WAP-4 locomotive. These are some of the strongest and most powerful passenger electric locomotives used by the Indian Railways.

This is indeed an amazing move made by the Indian Railways to boost occupancy on the route as well as give passengers a pocket-friendly alternative without any hassles.

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