India's first AC double-decker train was flagged off by Raiway Minister - Dinesh Trivedi. This will run from Howrah to Dhanbad, five days a week.
The double-decker trains are designed indigenously by Research Development and Standard Organisation and developed by Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala. The coaches run on diesel traction for now.
The new AC design has features such as stainless steel body, high-speed Eurofima design bogies with air springs and many other safety-related measures. The coaches are fitted with control discharge toilet system.