Humsafar Express to Soon Replace Duronto Express on This Route

Indian Railways has decided to soon replace the Delhi-Allahabad Duronto Express with Humsafar Express.

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From September 13, this train will run four days a week, instead of the earlier three. The schedule of the new Humsafar express train will remain the same as that of the 12275/12276 Allahabad-New Delhi-Allahabad Duronto Express Train.

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The 12275 Allahabad-New Delhi Humsafar Express train will run on every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, while the return train will run every Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.

A senior official from the Railways said, “The Humsafar Express, which currently runs four days a week between Allahabad and Delhi and three days a week from Delhi to Allahabad, has now been extended to cover all seven days. This will help in standardisation of rakes and also ensure full occupancy as well.”

The Delhi-Allahabad Duronto Express one among the first set of 12 non-stop trains introduced by Mamata Banerjee in the 2009-2010 railway budget. Till date, it remains one of the fastest trains in the country.

Some of the earlier replaced Duronto Express trains Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ajmer Sharif, Coimbatore-Thiruvananthapuram, Chandigarh-Amritsar and Howrah-Puri routes.