Coimbatore: Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain flagged off the Uday Express double decker train between Coimbatore and Bengaluru. The UDAY Express will be a boon for those who travel frequently between Tamil Nadu & Karnataka, Gohain said. The reduced travel time will also be a major draw for business class travellers between Coimbatore & Bengaluru, he added.
The UDAY (Utkrisht Double Decker Air-Conditioned Yatri) Express, announced in the Railway budget in 2016, is equipped with a host of new features such as infotainment system, with wi-fi, GPS-based passenger information system, food vending machines and an exclusive dining area for passengers.
Another feature is all the coaches would be manned by women travelling ticket examiners.
The train (No.22666) will leave Coimbatore at 5.45 a.m and reach Bengaluru at 12.40 p.m.
In the return direction, it will depart from Bengaluru at 2.15 p.m to reach Coimbatore at 9 p.m.