Deccan Queen – Mocomi.com

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  1. 1. M Deccan Queen General Knowledge for Kids mocomi.com/learn/general-knowledge/
  2. 2. Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© The Deccan Queen has a special place in the Bhartiya Rail as one of the oldest running lines. Its first run from Mumbai was on June 1st, 1930 as weekend service for British fans going to see the races in Pune. It began its daily service soon after and is remains a daily means of transport for many a business person. The line is some- what of a pride of the Indian rail system as it holds many 1st's: she was India's first superfast train; the first electric run long-haul train; the first to feature a separate dining car and a ladies only compart- ment. Deccan Queen
  3. 3. Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© So immense is its popularity that 4 out of the 5 first class cariiages and 2 of the 11 second class carriages are reserved for seasonal pass holders who make this commute everyday. She used to be nicknamed the husband express because it used to carry men to their jobs in Mumbai and deposit them back in Poona where they would live. Deccan Queen
  4. 4. M Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© The 'Dekkan ki Rani' has maintained the same schedule departing from Poona at 7:15am and arriving in Mumbai CST at 10:40am. it takes 3 Hours and 25 mins to complets it's journey. Before the train rose to popularity it used to take a mere 2 hrs 45 mins for its journey but since it now pulls 11 second class carriages, 5 (airconditioned) first class carriages and a dining car, the travel time has increased considerably. It makes one stop in Lonavala on it's way, and a technical halt to test the train's brakes on Monkey Point where passengers amuse themselves with the horde of monkeys that have become accustomed to the daily passing of this Royal. Deccan Queen
  5. 5. Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Deccan Queen Q. What year did the Deccan Queen make her first run? A. 1st june 1930. Q.What kind of engine is used for Deccan Queen? A. Electric Engine. Q. For what purpose does the train halt at Lonavala? A. It's a technical halt to check the brakes. Q How many compartments in total does theDeccan Queen pull not including the engine? A. 17 Q. Name two of the Deccan Queen's 'firsts'. A. First dining car, first ladies compartment, first long-haul electric line, first superfast train Q. What time does the DQ leave Poona and what time does she arrive in Mumbai CST? A Departure from Poona: 7:15 am & arrival at Mumbai CST 10:40 M General Knowledge Questions For more such interactive article and video, visit: mocomi.com/learn/

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