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Delhi-Allahabad Duronto to be replaced with Humsafar Express

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The railways has decided to replace the Delhi-with the Humasafar Express, sources said.

that will replace the Duronto will run four days a week instead of the triweekly run of the superfast train. This will come into effect from September 13, sources in the ministry have told

The 12275 Allahabad-New Humsafar Express train will run on every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, while the return train will run on every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and

The schedule of the new Humsafar express train will remain the same as of the 12275/12276 Allahabad-New Delhi-Train.

"The Humsafar Express, which currently runs four days a week between and and three days a week from to Allahabad, has now been extended to cover all seven days. This will help in standardisation of rakes and also ensure full occupancy as well," said a

The Delhi-Allahabad was among the first set of 12 such "non-stop" trains introduced by then Railway in the 2009-2010 railway budget, which have remained one of the fastest trains in the country till date

Over the years, the Duronto trains have been replaced due to low occupancy. These include the conversion of the Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ajmer Sharif Duronto into a Jan Shatabdi. The Coimbatore-Thiruvananthapuram has been converted into a regular train.

Others include the Chandigarh-Amritsar Duronto Express (converted into superfast express), Howrah-Puri Duronto Express (converted into Shatabdi Express), Ajmer-Nizamuddin Duronto Express (converted into Jan Shatabdi Express), Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram Duronto Express (converted into Super AC Express).

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 22:06 IST