Union railway minister Mukul Roy flagged off the double-decker air conditioned chair car train, Sarai Rohilla to Jaipur station. the Kapurthala-based Rail Coach Factory (RCF) staff for their ingenuity in designing the double-decker coach, he announced a group award of Rs.5 lakh for the RCF.
Train no. 12986 Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Jaipur will depart at 5.35 PM from delhi daily and will reach Jaipur at 10.05 PM the same day. And it will be train no. 12985 Jaipur – Delhi Sarai Rohilla will depart at 6 AM and will reach Delhi at 10.30 AM the same day.
Train will have 12 coaches in the beginning with 120 seats in each compartment and will stop for two minutes each at Delhi Cantonment, Gurgaon and Gandhi Nagar (Jaipur) stations. Total 303 KM and journey time will be four-and-a-half hours, and fare has been kept at Rs 327.
Designing the double-decker coaches was a mighty challenge as the entire rail network and coaches were designed to meet precise standard dimensions in length, breadth and height of the railway structures like bridges and tunnels.
Double-decker coaches can accommodate 120 passengers against the carrying capacity of 78 passengers in the existing chair cars of Shatabdi trains.