Western Railway is going to introduce first of its kind 12931/12932 Double Decker Super Fast Express between Mumbai Central & Ahmedabad. The inaugural service will be run on 19thSeptember, 2012 as Train No. 02932 at 16.30 hrs from Ahmedabad. It will reach Mumbai Central at 00.30 hrs.
From 20th September, 2012, Train No. 12931Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Double Decker Super Fast Express will depart from Mumbai Central at 14.20 hrs from Monday to Saturday and reach Ahmedabad at 21.40 hrs. In its return journey, Train No. 12932 Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Double Decker Super Fast Express will depart from Ahmedabad at 06.00 hrs from Monday to Saturday and reach Mumbai Central at 13.00 hrs.
This train consists of AC Chair class. The carrying capacity of a coach of Double Decker Super Fast Express will be 120seats while the capacity of a coach of Shatabdi Express is78 i.e. 54% more. It is planned to provide a mini Pantry Car Service in the train which will provide snacks etc. to the passengers’ on payment. It is also planned to make available LCD screens in the train to provide entertainment to the passengers on advertisement basis with no cost to the railways.
It will halt at Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand & Nadiad in both the directions.
The fare of the Double Decker Super Fast Express from Mumbai Central will be Rs 318/- for Surat, Rs 406/- for Vadodara and Rs 471/- for Ahmedabad. The train will cover the distance of 492 kms between Mumbai Central & Ahmedabad in about 7 hours while Karnavati Express takes about 7.40 hrs.
This train will help in easing out the passenger traffic between two important commercial & industrial cities of India. At present, Western Railway already runs 27pairs oftrainsbetween Mumbai and Ahmedabad. In addition to it, 28 weekly trains also run through Central Railway to Ahmedabad via Vasai Road station.
The booking of Inaugural Train No. 02932 and regular train Nos. 12931/12932 will open from18th September, 2012.