Humsafar Express set to replace Delhi-Chennai Garib Rath

Posted by: Guest on 04-09-2018 12:09

Type: New/Special Trains

New Delhi: Humsafar Express, an all AC-3 tier premium service of the Indian Railways, is all set to replace the 12611/12612 Chennai Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Garib Rath.

The decision may be taken because the existing coaches of the Delhi-Chennai Garib Rath are in poor condition and maintenance is increasingly becoming an area of concern.

Bookings for Garib Rath have already happened. Hence till December the Humsafar Express rake should be used without offering additional features of the train such as tea/coffee vending machine. No additional fare could be charged. But from December onwards, the train will run as a regular Humsafar Express service with all its features and fare

With the implementation of this move, the fares will increase by Rs 1,000 to Rs 2,000 per passenger for Third AC Class travel in Humsafar Express train, reports suggest.

According to reports, the fare of regular AC three-tier train services, operating between Chennai and New Delhi, begins from Rs 2,050, but passengers were able to travel in Garib Rath train for Rs 1,380 only. The Garib Rath Express trains were introduced in the year 2005 by Indian Railways in order to provide AC class travel to passengers at a lower price.