SECUNDERABAD: Ministry of Railways has approved for introduction of new Train between Ahmedabad-Chennai Central. Accordingly, Western Railways’ first Humsafar Express between Ahmedabad and Chennai was flagged off today by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at a function held in Udvada town in Valsad district. Train No. 22920 Ahmedabad-Chennai Central superfast Humsafar Express train (Weekly) will depart Ahmedabad at 15:30 hrs on 8th May, 2017 (Monday) arrive/depart Raichur at 12:43/12:45 hrs, Guntakal at 14:45/14:55 hrs, Renigunta at 20:05/20:10 hrs and arrive Chennai Central at 22:35 hrs on the Tuesday. In the opposite direction, Train No. 22919 Chennai Central-Ahmedabad superfast Humsafar Express train (Weekly) will depart Chennai Central at 20:10 hrs on 10th May, 2017 (Wednesday) arrive/depart Renigunta at 22:30/22:35 hrs on the same day, Guntakal at 04:30/04:35 hrs, Raichur at 06:38/06:40 hrs on Thursday and arrive Ahmedabad at 03:15 hrs on the Friday. Enroute, these trains will stop at Vadodara, Surat, Vasai Road, Panvel, Pune, Solapur, Gulbarga, Raichur, Guntakal and Renigunta. These trains Consists of 18 coaches, fifteen AC III Tier, one Pantry car and two Power car coaches.
“The train will pick up the regular run from May 8 from Ahmedabad and from May 10 from Chennai,” he said. Humsafar Express, comprising the air-conditioned three-tier coaches, aims at providing a luxurious travelling experience to the common man; he said.
“On the occasion, Prabhu also inaugurated the Coach Guidance System installed at platform no. 1, comprising Coach Guidance Board (CGB), Train Indicator Display Board and Integrated Passenger Information System, including the platform shed extension, at Sabarmati (MG) station through video conferencing,” the release said.
Prabhu also dedicated to the nation the newly-constructed FOB at Bhestan station as well as the doubling of Vasadva Dhrangadhra Chuli and Chalthan Bardoli sections.
In order to clear extra rush of passengers during Summer season, eighteen more summer special trains will be run between Nagarsol–Tirupati –Nagarsol and Nanded-Tirupati-Nanded as detailed below:-
- Train No. 07417/07418 Tirupati-Nagarsol-Tirupati Special Trains (10 services) :
Train No 07417 Tirupati – Nagarsol Special Train will depart Tirupati at 07:30 hrs 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th June, 2017 (Friday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 20:15/20:25 hrs on the same day and arrive Nagarsol at 11: 55hrs on the next day.
In the return direction, Train No.07418 Nagarsol – Tirupati Special Train will depart Nagarsol at 22:00 hrs on 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June & 1st July, 2017 (Saturday), arrive/depart Secunderabad at 11:55/12:05 hrs on the next day and arrive Tirupati at 04:00 hrs on second day.
Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Renigunta, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Tenali, Guntur, Sattenapalli, Piduguralla, Nadikudi, Miryalaguda, Nalgonda, Cherlapalli, Begumpet, Lingampalli, Shankarpalli, Vikarabad, Zahiarabad, Bidar, Bhalki, Udgir, Latur Road, Pangaon, Parli, Gangakher, Parbhani, Manavat Road, Selu, Partur, Jalna and Aurangabad stations in both directions.
These special trains will have 19 coaches viz, one AC II Tier, three AC III Tier, seven Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.
- Train No. 07607/07608 H.S.Nanded-Tirupati-H.S.Nanded Special Trains (08 services) :
Train No 07607 H.S.Nanded- Tirupati Special Train will depart H.S.Nanded at 18:45 hrs on 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th June, 2017 (Tuesday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 00:10/00:40 hrs on the next day and arrive Tirupati at 14.00 hrs.
In the return direction, Train No 07608 Tirupati-H.S.Nanded Special Train will depart Tirupati at 15:45 hrs on 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th June, 2017 (Wednesday) arrive/depart Secunderabad at 04:30/04:55 hrs on the next day and arrive H.S.Nanded at 11:30 hrs.
Enroute, these special trains will also stop at Mudkhed, Dharmabad, Basar, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Malkajgiri, Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Tenali, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Sri Kalahasti and Renigunta stations in both directions.
These special trains will have 12 coaches viz, one AC II Tier, one AC III Tier, five Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and two Luggage cum Brake Van Coaches.