Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu inspected the new rake of Humsafar Express with additional features recently at Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station. In his Budget Speech of 2016-17, he had announced the introduction of Humsafar Express equipped with facilities like GPS-based passenger information system, and fire and smoke detectors.
The coaches will also have mobile charging points and reading lights for each passenger along with easy upper berth climbing arrangement. It also has Display Monitor Screen for the CCTV installed in the coach.
A total of 11 Humsafar trains have been announced by the Ministry of Railways in the new time table. Of these, 6 trains are operational. The first Humsafar train was launched on December 16 last year between Gorakhpur and Anand Vihar.
These trains are running with a composition of 16 AC 3 Tier coaches and 2 Power cars.
Prabhu who is visiting Vijayawada, will be flagging off 2 trains of Humsafar Express namely train no.22705/22706 Tirupati – Jammutawi & train no 20889/20890 Howrah- Vijaywada Humsafar train.