Deccan Queen, often known as Dakkhan ki Rani, named after the town of Pune accomplished 91 years at present on June 1. Deccan Queen, which has been working between Mumbai and Pune since 1930, is the nation’s first superfast prepare, first long-distance electric-hauled prepare, first vestibuled prepare, the primary prepare to have a “girls solely” automotive and the primary prepare to characteristic a eating automotive.
The Central Railway had not too long ago introduced cancellation of 4 trains together with Mumbai- Pune Deccan Queen resulting from poor occupancy amid Covid-19. Often, every day, the Deccan Queen departs each morning from Pune at 7.15 am and reaches the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai at 10.25 am. The return journey for the prepare begins from CSMT on the identical night at 5.10 pm and arrives again at Pune Junction at 8.25 pm.
MAJOR EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE GREAT INDIAN PENINSULA RAILWAY
- The introduction of “Deccan Queen’’ between the 2 premier cities of Maharashtra on 1st June 1930 was a significant landmark within the historical past of the Nice Indian Peninsula Railway, the forerunner of the Central Railway.
- This was the primary deluxe prepare launched on the railway to serve 2 necessary cities of the area and was aptly named after Pune, which is often known as “Queen of Deccan’’ (“Dakkhan ki Rani’’).
- Initially, the prepare was launched with 2 rakes of seven coaches every one in every of which was painted in silver with scarlet mouldings and the opposite with royal blue with gold traces.
- The underneath frames of the coaches of the unique rakes have been in-built England whereas the coach our bodies have been constructed within the Matunga Workshop of the GIP Railway in Mumbai.
- The coaches of the unique rakes have been changed in 1966 by anti-telescopic metal bodied integral coaches constructed by Integral Coach Manufacturing facility, Perambur. These coaches integrated improved design of bogies for higher driving consolation and likewise enhancements within the inside furnishings and fittings.
- The variety of coaches within the rake was additionally elevated to 12 from the unique 7 coaches offering further lodging. Over the yr the variety of coaches within the prepare has been elevated to the current stage of 17 coaches.
- With the ever-growing aspirations of the travelling passengers for higher facilities, improved requirements of consolation and higher high quality of service, Indian Railways thought-about vital to present a whole facelift to the Deccan Queen.
THE RAKE WAS CHANGED IN 1995 WITH THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL FEATURES:
- All newly manufactured or a couple of yr previous, air brake coaches.
- The 5 firstclass chair automotive within the previous rake have been changed by 5 AC chair automobiles offering an extra seating capability of 65 in a dust-free atmosphere. Additionally the 9-second class chair automobiles present further seating capability of 120 seats in comparison with the previous coaches.
- The eating automotive affords desk service for 32 passengers and has fashionable pantry services reminiscent of microwave oven, deep freezer and toaster. The eating automotive can also be tastefully furnished with cushioned chairs and carpet.
TALE OF TWO CITIES
- The historical past of Deccan Queen (Dakkhan ki Rani) is actually a story of two cities.
- Passengers of each the cities are proud of the impeccable report of “proper time begin” and “arrival” of Deccan Queen.
- Over the past 91 years of its colourful historical past, the prepare has grown from a mere medium of transportation between two cities into an establishment binding era of intensely loyal passengers.
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