The Indian Railways on June 23 decided to restore the services of Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express Special train from June 26. This train will run with the Vistadome coach for the first time on this route and notably the train will run with the Vistadome coach for the first time on this route.
Through the Vistadome coach, passengers can enjoy unhindered views of river, valley, waterfalls, etc. on Mumbai-Pune route.
Currently, the Vistadome coach is running in Mumbai-Madgaon Jan Shadabdi Special train. Now, passengers on Mumbai- Pune route can enjoy the scenic beauty and experience being with nature while passing near to Matheran hill (Near Neral), Songir hill (near Palasdhari), Ulhas River (near Jambrung), Ulhas Valley, areas of Khandala, Lonavala, etc. and the waterfalls , tunnels on South East Ghat section.
The basic special amenities in the train include wide window panes and glass roof top, rotatable seats and pushback chairs, etc.
Timings of the train:
01007 Deccan Express special will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 07.00 am daily with effect from June 26 and arrive Pune at 11.05 am same day.
01008 Deccan Express special will leave Pune at 3:15 pm daily and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus at 7:05 pm same day.
The train during arrival and departure will take halts at the following stations:
Dadar, Thane, Kalyan, Neral (for 01007 only), Lonavala, Talegaon, Khadki and Shivaji Nagar.
The express comprises of one Vistadome coach, three AC chair car, 10 second class seating and one second class seating cum guard’s brake van.
Only passengers having confirmed tickets will be permitted to board this special train, adhering all norms, SOPs related to COVID19 during the boarding, travel and at destination.
The bookings for the train will open on June 24 at all PRS centers and on website www.irctc.co.in.