New Delhi: India’s first major oxygen train service is set to launch on Tuesday.
The National Public Transport Corporation (NPTC) will launch the Indore-Kolkata-Delhi-Gujarat-Mumbai (ICMR) service, the NPTC said in a statement on Tuesday night.
The train will cover 26 km from Indore to Delhi and will cost Rs. 6,500 (about $80) per passenger.
The journey will be free on all the major trains and the fares will be based on distance travelled.
The train will be powered by diesel and will have capacity for 4,000 passengers.
The NPTT also plans to introduce another train, the Indoor-Outdoor, which will operate at a faster speed, at a lower price.
On Monday, the Indian Railways launched the Indomain-India-Kerala (ICK) service.
ICK will be the first service to cover all three major routes in the country, with an aim of connecting passengers from Mumbai, Delhi and Guwahati, the railways said in its statement.