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PM Modi flags off to Humsafar Express, First ride will starts from 16 April

PM Modi flags off to Humsafar Express, First ride will starts from 16 April
Written by Abhishek Lohia

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.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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