The Central Railway on September 8, 2023, issued a notification regarding the permanent addition of a First-Class AC Coach to train number 22143/44, the Mumbai Bidar Express, with the intention of improving passenger convenience.
The timeline for the addition of the First-Class AC Coach is as follows:
- For train number 22143, Mumbai-Bidar Superfast Tri-Weekly Express, the addition will be effective from January 12, 2024.
- For train number 22144, Bidar-Mumbai Superfast Tri-Weekly Express, the addition will be effective from January 13, 2024.
Mumbai Bidar Express Revised composition:
- One First AC,
- One AC-2 Tier,
- Two AC-3 Tier,
- 8 Sleeper Class,
- 6 General second class including 2 Guard’s Brake Van.
The train number 22143/44 Mumbai CSMT – Bidar Superfast Tri Weekly Express is the lone overnight train connecting Karnataka’s jewel crown, Bidar, to India’s financial city Mumbai.
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Addition of First class AC coach a step in the right decision
Adding a first-class AC coach to the train will enhance the travel experience for the public travelling between Bidar, Pune, and Mumbai. Currently, this train is the only overnight Tri weekly express connecting these destinations. The first-class AC coach will benefit the seasonal tourists and businessmen who prioritise comfortable travel.
A brief about Bidar
Bidar was once the capital of the erstwhile Bahamani Kingdom (1347-1526) in the medieval period. The Bahamani rulers’ glory is reflected in a number of historical monuments dating back to the 15th century that can be found here. Apart from history, the cool and refreshing environment of Bidar attracts travelers.
During Veerabhadreshwara Jatra, which is a local fair, thousands of devotees throng to Humnabad. They hold this annual fair for seven days during January-February.
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Central Railway Press Release