RDSO’s Carriage Directorate gives its ‘final Nod’ to run Double-decker trains

लखनऊ Lucknow (LKO): The carriage directorate of RDSO has sent the final report of the double-decker’s safety trial run to the railways.

Sources in Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO) said the report was sent to Northern Railway and North Eastern Railway on Wednesday. The trial has been successful, they said.

It’s now for the railways to plan the train’s schedule once the sanction from the Commissioner, Railway Safety, comes. The safety trial run was between Lucknow Junction and Anand Vihar terminal on October 17 and 18.

The train will run from Lucknow via Moradabad. It has 12 coaches and every coach has a seating capacity of 110 passengers. The train, meant to run on the 500km Lucknow-New Delhi route, was stationed at Gomtinagar station for about five months.

A double-decker needs route-specific clearance while a regular coach is given clearance once after which it can ply on any route. Due to its height, a double-decker train oscillates while moving and has to be given clearance for every route before it gets to run. Its lower window is at the level of the platform.