Surendranagar (SUNR): The special inaugural run of new Demu (diesel multiple unit) Passenger Train between Surendranagar and Dhrangadhra was flagged off by Dinsha J Patel, Union Minister for Mines from Surendranagar station on Sunday evening.
Various other dignitaries such as Member of Parliament Somabhai G Patel, Divisional Railway Manager Vinay Babtiwale, Sr.Divisional Commercial Manager J C Birdi, Sr.Divisional Operating Manager Kamlesh Gosai along with other senior railway officers and staff of Rajkot division were present on the occasion. The Western Railway has introduced two new daily demu passenger trains between Surendranagar and Dhrangadhra. According to railway officials Surendranagar-Dhrangdhra demu train will depart from Surendranagar station in the morning at 08.20 am and it will reach Dhrangadhra station at 09.10 am. The second demu train will depart from Surendranagar station in the evening at 5.45 pm and it will reach Dhrangadhra station at 6.35pm.
Same way, Dhrangdhra-Surendranagar train will depart from Dhrangadhra station in the morning at 09.30 am and it will reach Surendranagar station at 10.20 am.
The second train will depart from Dhrangadhra station in the evening at 7.00 pm and it will reach Surendranagar station at 7.50 pm.
“The demu train comprises of total 3 general coaches in both directions. The distance between Surendranagar and Dhrangadhra is 35 km and it will be covered in 50 minutes by this demu train. The train will halt at Katuda and Rajsitapur station in both directions. The fare in this train is Rs.10” said Vinay Babtiwale, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Rajkot.