What is Amrit Bharat Express?

The Amrit Bharat Express train is a brand new train service launched by Indian Railways in December 2023. It’s a non-AC, superfast express train designed to provide affordable travel options for long distances (over 800 km or journeys exceeding 10 hours) to the common man (“aam aadmi” .

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Amrit Bharat Express train

Here are some key things to know about the Amrit Bharat Express:

  • Type of train: Non-AC Sleeper Cum Unreserved Class service
  • Features:
    • Economical fares
    • Faster travel times compared to existing trains on similar routes
    • Modern amenities like phone holders, charging points, and sliding window panes in non-AC coaches
    • Push-pull technology for quicker acceleration and deceleration, resulting in smoother journeys
    • Semi-permanent coupler to reduce jerks during starts and stops
  • Locomotives: 2 WAP-5 locomotives manufactured by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works
  • Coaches: 22 non-AC coaches manufactured by Integral Coach Factory, including
    • 12 Sleeper Second Class 3-tier coaches
    • 8 General Unreserved coaches
    • 2 Guard cabins
  • Capacity: Approximately 1,800 passengers
  • Current routes:
    • Ayodhya to Darbhanga (Bihar)
    • Malda to Bengaluru
  • Future plans: Expand to more routes across India

The Amrit Bharat Express is a significant step towards making train travel more accessible and comfortable for everyone in India. It’s a great option for budget-conscious travelers who need to cover long distances.

I hope this information is helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions about the Amrit Bharat Express.

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