Humsafar Express Current Affairs - 2019
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Union Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal flagged off a new Humsafar Jodhpur Bandra Express. The train started its journey towards Bandra from Bhagat Ki Kothi Railway station in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur on 2nd June 2018.
Humsafar Express are a completely 3-tier AC sleeper trains which started their operation from December 2016.
- Special features to be implemented in the train are, LED screen displays, Vending machines, bio- toilets, smoke alarms and CCTVs. Each coach is also planned to have heating chambers and refrigerating boxes to keep the homemade food of the passengers fresh.
- Adequate arrangements have been made in the trains, including mobile charging points, CCTVs and Bio Toilets.
Railway Minister also highlighted that the current government has successfully doubled the ‘road under-bridges’. He also spoke about the increased investment for Railways from Rs. 682 crores earlier to Rs. 2,911 crores on average.