Chandigarh: The weekly air-conditioned Amritsar-Lalkuan via Chandigarh train will be flagged off from the Chandigarh railway station 10 am on Wednesday.Former Union Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal will launch the train. Around 50 per cent tickets of the train have already been sold. The train will run on every Wednesday from both the directions. There will be 18 coaches, including 13 AC 3 tier coaches and three AC chair car coaches. The fare for the AC 3 tier will be Rs 605 and Rs 405 for the chair car from Chandigarh.Officials revealed that the response for the the maiden journey of the train was encouraging.The weekly train will depart on every Wednesday from Amritsar at 05:55 am and will reach Chandigarh at 10.20 am. The train will reach Lalkuan (Uttarakhand) at 8.50 pm. The train will halt at Beas, Jalandhar City, Phagwara, Ludhiana, New Morinda, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Chandigarh, Ambala Cantt, Jagadhari, Saharanpur, Roorkee, Laksar, Nazibabad, Moradabad and Kashipur stations. The train will leave Lalkuan every Wednesday at 11.15 pm. It will reach Chandigarh at 9 am the next day and Amritsar at 2.45 pm. The train will halt at Kashipur, Moradabad, Nazibabad, Laksar, Roorkee, Saharanpur, Jagadhari, Ambala Cantt, Chandigarh, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, New Morinda, Ludhiana, Phagwara, Jalandhar City and Beas.
A vintage diesel engine will be placed at the entrance of the city railway station. The engine is stationed at the yard of the railway station. Former Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal had proposed that the vintage engine would be placed on the premises of the railway station.