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New Delhi-Lucknow double-decker train service soon

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Indian Thursday said it will launch AC double-decker train service between and Lucknow shortly.

"We have got the clearance from commissioner railway safety (CRS) for the double-decker train for Lucknow," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on the sidelines of a function here.

The launch date of the new train service was not disclosed. However, the new train service is expected to be flagged-off early next month before Holi.

The new double-decker service between and Lucknow is expected to have 12 coaches having 110 seats each. The service is expected to run at a maximum speed of 110 km per hour.

Currently, the operate AC double-decker service on select routes such as Delhi-Jaipur.

First Published: Thu, February 19 2015. 18:28 IST