India’s second Double-decker Uday Express to run between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada

Railways’ second double-decker Uday Express will run between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada in the East Coast Railway zone, officials said. The first Uday or Utkrisht double-decker Yatri Express was a specially-designed air-conditioned chair car which started service between Coimbatore and Bangalore in June 2018.

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  • The trains are primarily allocated to routes with heavy passenger traffic.
  • The trains are equipped with:
    • WiFi facility
    • Striking interiors
    • Cushioned seating
    • Display screens
  • Another Uday Express is proposed between Bangalore City and Chennai Central.
  • The train consists of 9 double-decker coaches and two power cars.

Passenger capacity

  • The second Uday Express will have a carrying capacity of 50 passengers on upper deck, 48 on lower deck and 22 on the ends.
  • 3 coaches will have dining facilities with a seating capacity of 104 passengers each.
  • 5 coaches will be without dining area with a seating capacity of 120 passengers, officials said.

Timing and stoppages

  • The departure time of 22701 Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada Uday Express from Visakhapatnam is 05:45 am
  • It will reach Vijayawada at 11:15 am.
  • On its return journey, train number 22702 will leave Vijayawada at 17:30 pm and reach Visakhapatnam at 22:55 pm.
  • It will have stoppages at Duvvada, Anakapalle, Tuni, Samarlakota, Rajamahendravaram, and Eluru between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada.
  • The date of the introduction of the train has not been decided yet.