BIDAR: Shri Bhagwanth Khuba, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Bidar flagged off Bidar–Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) New Weekly Express Train on 14th June 2018 at a function held at Bidar Railway Station in the presence of Shri Raghunath Rao Malkapur, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Council, Bidar & other dignitaries. Shri Shailender Singh, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad Division and other senior railway officials were also present on the occasion.
This is the first direct connectivity from Bidar to historical city of Kolhapur and Pandharpur, the holy abode of Lord Vitthal.
This Inaugural special, Train No. 01417 Bidar – Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj (T) (Kolhapur) flagged off today i.e., on 14th June, 2018 will arrive Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj (T) (Kolhapur) at 00.35 hrs on the next day. Enroute, this Inaugural Special will also stop at Miraj, Pandharpur, Kurduwadi, Usmanabad, Latur, Latur Road, Udgir and Bhalki stations.
Bidar Railway station on Vikarabad – Parli Vaijanath section is one of the most important station over Secunderabad Division, handling about 7000 passengers (both outward & inward) daily. The average originating passenger earnings of this station is Rs 4.60 lakhs per day. On an average, this station handles 20 trains per day (4 Daily express trains, 8 Non-daily express trains, 4 daily Passenger trains and 4 non-daily passenger trains).
The regular services will commence Ex. Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) with effect from 20th June, 2018 and Ex. Bidar with effect from 21st June, 2018.
Train No. 11416 Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj (T) (Kolhapur) – Bidar Inaugural Special Train will depart Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj (T) (Kolhapur) at 23.25 hrs on Wednesdays (20th June, 2018 onwards) and arrive Bidar at 10.15 hrs on the next day i.e., Thursdays.
Train No. 11417 Bidar – Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj (T) (Kolhapur) Inaugural Special Train will depart Bidar at 11.45 hrs on Thursdays (21st June, 2018 onwards) and arrive Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj (T) (Kolhapur) at 00.35 hrs (early hours) on the next day i.e., Fridays.
Enroute, this train will also stop at Miraj, Pandharpur, Kurduwadi, Usmanabad, Latur, Latur Road, Udgir and Bhalki stations.
These trains will consist of one AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, nine Sleeper class, six General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.