Eight new AC coaches for Duronto Express

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Sep 2017 09:25:56


Staff Reporter,

In a good news for patrons of Duronto Express, Central Railway has received eight new air conditioned coaches of Alstom LHB make and they arrived at Nagpur Division of Central Railway on Wednesday. Now the popular Duronto Express will run on daily basis, between Nagpur-Mumbai-Nagpur thereby capping suspense over its run. About nine coaches of Duronto Express had derailed near Asangaon in Igatpuri-Kasara section of Mumbai Division putting spoke on the daily run of the popular train.

The Duronto Express derailment hit the movement of trains towards Mumbai for first two days and thereafter the train was running on alternate day. Now that second rake is also complete the Duronto Express can run on daily basis.

From Mumbai also the train coming to Nagpur has started today on its scheduled time, thereby ensuring that the connectivity is resorted on daily basis. For Central Railway officials also the arrival of coaches provided a sigh of relief as alternate day run of Duronto Express was affecting their earning through tickets. Due to good patronage the Duronto Express run packed to capacity.

As the coaches reached late in city, the Mumbai bound Duronto Express was rescheduled by two and half hours.
The train started from here at 11.30 hrs, about 2.45 hrs late, as division officials wanted to run the train today itself. Though it led to inconvenience for the travellers, but it is expected that Duronto would makeover part of the delayed start given the wide margin available in the section.