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Kovind to Ride Special Train: A Look at the Presidential Saloon's Journey through Time
News 18 | 24/06/2021 10:35 PM | Click to read full article
Ever since it started operating, the Indian railways has been the common man’s most-used mode of transportation for long journeys. Even the Presidents of our country have not been immune to its charms.
There is, in fact, a special presidential saloon that was built in 1956 for the head of state. The twin AC car coaches were numbered 9000 and 9001. Over the past several years, their use by the Presidents has reduced drastically due to a number of reasons, security being one.