Deccan Queen – First electric train of India [Fact Sheet]

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Deccan Queen – First electric train of India [Fact Sheet]
• Deccan Queen introduced in – June 1, 1930.
• Operated by the Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways.
• It connects the cities of Mumbai, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Pune Junction.
• Mumbai to Pune total route distance – 192 Km.

• Deccan Queen was ….. ~ India’s “first superfast train ~ First long-distance electric-hauled train ~ First vestibuled train ~ First train to have a ‘women-only’ car ~ First train to feature a dining car”
• The name “Deccan Queen” comes from the Hindi nickname of Pune – “Queen of the Deccan “.
• The underframes of the coaches of the original rakes were built in England.
• The coach bodies were built in the Matunga Workshop of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. • Currently the train uses LHB coaches made at the Integral Coach Factory Perambur.

• In initial days it had only first class and second class accommodation.
• First class was abolished on January 1, 1949.
• Also Second class was redesigned as first class, which continued up to June 1955.
• After 1955 third class was introduced on this train for the first time.
• This was later re-designated as second class from April 1974 onwards.
• Deccan Queen entered its 90th year of service on 1 June 2019.

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