Indian Railways will launch a grand double-decker AC train called Uday Express or Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri Express in July. This train has been announced in the Rail Budget 2016-17. It is expected that these trains will be running at 110 km/hour speed on busy routes. This train will provide services for a special category of overnight trips which will run on a more demanding route. The double-decker Uday Express has comfortable 120 AC seating chairs, where passengers will get the tea-coffee-cold drinks etc. from the vending machines.
The double-decker Uday Express will run on the demanded route like Delhi-Lucknow and its fare will be lower than regular mail and AC-III express train. All coaches will have large LCD screen and Wi-Fi speaker systems.
A senior official of the Ministry of Railways said that double decker Uday express will provide better facilities to the passengers in lesser fares than 3AC.
The double-decker Uday Express train will be able to carry 40% more passengers compared to other trains, which would help in reducing the crowd at the more demanding route.
The Ministry of Railways official said that there will be no sleeper berth in the night service, but it has tried to make the journey comfortable with many extra facilities.