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India's first train with Braille signs

The Varanasi-Mysuru Express is India's first complete blind-friendly train. The first trip on January 26 had no blind passengers on board, but the Railways are confident that once word spreads about this service, there will be a large number of passengers.

The train runs twice a week and has 18 coaches with seat number, toilets, emergency windows and alarm chains marked in Braille signage. Authorities hope that this will encourage the visually impaired to travel independently. The Varanasi-Mysuru Express leaves at 9.05 AM on Thursday and Saturday every week.

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