Dedicated to young generation, Yuva trains will now have double decker AC coaches. Indian Railways has taken this decision with the view of catering the needs of students in the country. These Yuva trains are proposed to run at 150 km per hour. There will be a total 108 seats in a coach and it will be fully air-conditioned. The ministry official informed that modalities of the Yuva train were being worked out.
A senior Rail Ministry official said that preparations were in progress to start the Howrah-New Delhi Yuva Express and Bandra Terminus-Hazrat Nizamuddin Yuva Express shortly on a pilot basis. The Howrah Yuva train will leave from New Delhi station at 4.10 pm on Sunday and reach Howrah the next day at 10.40 am.
The Mumbai Yuva will depart from Nizamuddin railway station on Saturday at 3.50 pm and reach Bandra Terminus the next day at 8.20 am. The Yuva train concept was proposed in the Rail-Budget 09 and aims at providing AC seated accommodation for distances ranging from 1000 km to 2500 km. The fare up to 1500 km distance is Rs. 299 and for distances up to 2500 km it is Rs. 399.