Railways has already got the clearance last month from Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS) to operationalise the service.According to railways, it will be a regular bi-weekly service (Friday and Sunday) between Anand Vihar and Lucknow from May 1.

The AC double-decker train will depart from Anand Vihar station at 2.10 PM to reach Lucknow at 10.50 PM the same day. In the return direction, the bi-weekly train will depart from Lucknow at 5 AM to reach Anand Vihar at 1 PM the same day.

The train will have 12 coaches having 110 seats in each. It will run approximately at a maximum speed of 110 kph and the fare is likely to be around Rs 630 for travelling between Lucknow and New Delhi.

Railways is currently running AC double-deckers on a few routes including Howrah-Dhanbad, Mumbai-Ahemedabad, Delhi-Jaipur and Bangalore-Chennai among others.

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