On the occasion of the Champaran Satyagraha century, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a big gift to the people of Motihari. In addition to a new train for Bapudham Motihari railway station, PM Narendra Modi also dedicated a new electric train to the people of Ahmedabad. Weekly Summer Special Train from Ahmedabad to Kanpur has impressed the railway in its first run. On Monday morning, the Apepency Level (Reserved Seats) status had exceeded 65 percent in the Summer Special, which was released from the Central Railway station on Sunday night till 9 pm.
The train consists of 18 coaches, including one in the first AC, one in the second AC, two in the third AC and 8 coaches in the sleeper. By 9 pm, 301 seats had been booked out of 434 seats of the sleeper. However, booking in air-conditioned coaches is less than expected. In AC 3-tier 90, only two seats were booked out of 46, and in AC-2-Tier 27 and 10 seats has been booked in first AC.
Humsafar’s timetable is also different from April 16. Train Hamsafar Express will be opened on 10 April from Katihar, running as a special train at 11 a.m and it will reach Delhi via Madhepura and Saharsa at 10 a.m. From 16 April, Hamasafar Express will run from Katihar at 5.00 a.m., and after going to Madhepura, it will depart from Saharsa at 9.25 pm for Delhi.
Apart from flagging off the Humsafar Express, Prime Minister Modi also launched electrification work of Motihari-Muzaffarpur rail line and dedicated a locomotive to the country, which was made by a collaboration between India and France. The locomotive is the first Make-in-India project, which is completed by France’s Alstom. It helps train to run at a maximum speed of 120 km per hour, and it is the first of 40 locomotives to roll out of the factory by the end of March 2020.
The hon'ble PM @narendramodi flagged off a new bi-weekly train called Champaran Humsafar Express, at the commemoration of the Satyagraha se Swachhagraha campaign. #ChaloChamparan #चलो_चंपारण pic.twitter.com/C5bYfn6Jxz
— Swachh Bharat (@swachhbharat) April 10, 2018
PM @NarendraModi आज गांधी मैदान, पूर्वी चंपारण, बिहार से मधेपुरा लोकोमोटिव फैक्ट्री के प्रथम चरण का लोकार्पण व चंपारण हमसफर एक्सप्रेस का शुभारंभ करेंगे, साथ ही मुजफ्फरपुर-सगौली-वाल्मीकिनगर रेलवे लाइन के दोहरीकरण का शिलान्यास व 12,000HP के फ्रेट इलेक्ट्रिक लोको का शुभारंभ भी होगा। pic.twitter.com/fIH9M570fI
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) April 10, 2018