Indore-Varanasi private Humsafar Express coming soon! IRCTC’s third private train on the Indian Railways network would run between Indore and Varanasi! Recently, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav was quoted in a PTI report saying that the overnight train would have similar rakes as those of Indian Railways’ Humsafar Express.
He further said that the upcoming train service will ply on the Indore-Varanasi route. Currently, the e-ticketing and catering arm of Indian Railways, IRCTC operates the first two private trains of India – Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express and Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express.
According to officials quoted in the report, the upcoming Indore-Varanasi private train would run three days a week – two days via Lucknow and one day via Allahabad. The new Humsafar Express would be the first private train by IRCTC to have sleeper coaches, and not chair car coaches. The upcoming private train is likely to begin its operations around February 20.
The Humsafar Express trains of Indian Railways are an upgraded version of the premium Rajdhani Express trains, best suitable for overnight long-distance journeys.