India’s first deluxe train Deccan Queen completes 93 years of service

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The Deccan Queen, the first deluxe train service of the Indian Railways, completed 93 years of service on June 1, 2023.

An overview of the news

  • The train was introduced on June 1, 1930, and was considered a significant milestone in the history of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway.

  • Known as the "Queen of Deccan" or "Dakkhan ki Rani," the Deccan Queen operated between Mumbai and Pune.

  • Initially, the train consisted of seven coaches, offering first and second class accommodations. The third class was introduced in 1955.

  • On January 1, 1949, the first-class accommodations were discontinued, and the second class was upgraded to first class. The third class was later redefined as the second class in April 1974.

  • In 1966, the coaches of the Deccan Queen were replaced with anti-telescopic and steel-bodied integral bogies. The interior furnishings were improved for enhanced passenger comfort.

  • The Deccan Queen is equipped with modern pantry facilities, including a toaster, deep freezer, and microwave oven.

  • The dining car of the train is well-furnished with cushioned chairs and carpets, offering table service to 32 passengers.

  • Over the years, the Deccan Queen has become an iconic train and a symbol of pride for Indian Railways, serving as a popular mode of transportation for passengers traveling between Mumbai and Pune.

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