Breaking News India Travel

Indian Railways launches 09 ‘Sewa Service’ Trains today

These Sewa trains will provide connectivity to the far-flung areas where stoppages of premiere trains were not possible: Shri Piyush Goyal

Union Ministers Shri PiyushGoyal along with Dr. Harsh Vardhan,Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Shri Suresh Angadi and Member of ParliamentSmt Meenakshi Lekhi take part in launch ceremony in Delhi

Sewa Service’ trains have been planned with spare rakes as a part of ‘sweating of assets’ initiative by the Indian Railways to have better utilization of the rolling stock

Indian Railways launches 09 ‘Sewa Service’ Trains todayt oconnect smaller towns around major cities.  These services were launched by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri PiyushGoyal along with Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, from New Delhi by inaugurating Delhi-Shamli passenger train.Other trains were flagged off through video-conferencing connected to the terminal stations where these trains are to start.Minister of State of Railways, Shri Suresh C. Angadi, MP, Lok Sabha, Smt. MeenakshiLekhi and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Of 09 ‘Sewa Service’ trainsin eight states, four trains will run on a daily basis and other five, 6 days a week.

  • Vadnagar – Mahesana DEMU (6 days a week) – Gujarat
  • Asarva  –Himmatnagar DEMU (6 days a week)- Gujarat
  • Karur – Salem DEMU (6 days a week)- Tamil Nadu
  • Coimbatore – Pollachi Passenger (6 days a week)- Tamil Nadu
  • Coimbatore – Palani Passenger (Daily)- Tamil Nadu
  • Yesvantpur – Tumkur DEMU (6 days a week) – Karnataka
  • Murkongselek – Dibrugarh Passenger (Daily) – Assam
  • Bhubaneswar – Nayagarh Express (Daily) – Assam
  • Delhi – Shamli Passenger (Daily)

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry,Shri PiyushGoyalsaid, these trains will provide connectivity to the far-flung areas where stoppages of premiere trains was not possible. These trains will act as link trains to serve the common man of the country. The Minister recalled the connect of Mahatma Gandhi to the Railways.  Remembering Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, on the occasion of his birth anniversary today, Shri Goyal said that theformer President during his childhood in Rameswaram had memorable experience with Indian Railways.

Shri Goyal pointed out that it is a unique concept to start these 09 Sewa trains with layover/ spare rakes as a part of ‘sweating of assets’ initiative by the Indian Railways.  This was part of strategies of Indian Railways to have better utilization of the rolling stock without any requisition fornew rolling stock. On this occasion, I want to thank Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji for his vision to transform Railways as the engine of growth in the economic and social development of the country.”

He further added that Railways has taken transformational steps like Cleanliness campaign in Railway premises across the country, Wi-Fi facility at 5000 Railway stations,Installation of Bio toilets in coaches to clean the tracks, Ayushmann Bharat facility in Railway hospitals across the country.

Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan expressed his gratitude to Shri Piyush Goyal and Ministry of Railways for starting a new Sewa Train from Bhubaneswar to Nayagarh. He also appreciated the significant steps taken by Railways for the development in Odisha.

Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences,Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the new Sewa Trains will connect small stations enroute. These trains will be highly beneficial to the common people especially those who come to metro cities for jobs and education. He congratulated Railways for taking an important step in the betterment of life of common citizens of the country.

Minister of State of Railways,Shri Suresh C. Angadi said that Indian Railways has always endeavoured for providing comfortable services to its passengers. The short distance Sewa trains will be a boon to common citizens of the country. He said connectivity to the last man has been the constant focus of Railways and to provide better services to the citizens.

These trains will run on the “Hub and Spoke” Model, thereby facilitating passengers to use these trains to reach the “Hub” for availing onward journey to other major stations. Indian Railways plans to run more trains on similar model to serve the passengers of smaller towns and cities. These measures are also expectedto boost the earnings of the Indian Railways to help in strengthening the economy.

Details of Sewa Service trains flagged off today are as under:

  1. Vadnagar – Mahesana DEMU (6 days a week)
79406

Vadnagar – Mahesana DEMU

Except Sun

79408

Vadnagar – Mahesana DEMU

Except Sun

STATION 79405

Mahesana -Vadnagar DEMU

Except Sun

79407

Mahesana -Vadnagar DEMU

Except Sat

07:00 16:00 D Vadnagar A 10:20 19:30
08:30 17:30 A Mahesana D 08:50 18:00
Days of operation : Ex- Mahesana: 6 days a week

Ex- Vadnagar: 6 days a week

Commercial Stoppage : At all stations enroute
  1. Asarva (Ahmedabad) – Himmatnagar DEMU (6 days a week)
79402

Himmatnagar – Asarva

DEMU

Except Sun

79404

HimmatnagarAsarva

DEMU

Except Sun

STATION 79401

AsarvaHimmatnagar

DEMU

Except Sun

79403

AsarvaHimmatnagar

DEMU

Except Sat

06:00 16:30 D Himmatnagar A 10:55 21:20
08:20 18:50 A Asarva D 08:35 19:00
Days of operation : Ex-Asarva: 6 days a week

Ex-Himmatnagar: 6 days a week

Commercial Stoppage : At all stations enroute
  1. Karur – Salem DEMU (6 days a week)
76802

Karur – Salem DEMU

STATION 76801

Salem – Karur DEMU

11:40 D Karur A 15:20
13:25 A Salem D 13:30
Days of operation : Ex- Karur:       6 days a week (Except Sun)

Ex- Salem:       6 days a week (Except Sun)

Commercial Stoppage : Vangal, Mohanur, Namakkal, Kalangani, Puduchatram, Rasipuram and Mallur
  1. Murkongselek – Dibrugarh Passenger (Daily)
55606

Murkongselek – Dibrugarh

Passenger

STATION 55605

Dibrugarh -Murkongselek Passenger

08:45 D Murkongselek A 16:45
12:15 A Dibrugarh D 13:15
Days of operation : Ex- Murkongselek:      Daily

Ex- Dibrugarh: Daily

Commercial Stoppage : At all stations enroute
  1. Yesvantpur – Tumkur DEMU (6 days a week)
76527

Yesvantpur – Tumkur

DEMU

STATION 76528

Tumkur – Yesvantpur DEMU

19:50 D Yesvantpur A 23:30
21:30 A Tumkur D 21:50
Days of operation : Ex- Yesvantpur: 6 days a week (Except Sun)

Ex- Tumkur:        6 days a week (Except Sun)

Commercial Stoppage : At all stations enroute
  1. Delhi – Shamli Passenger (Daily)
51917

Delhi – Shamli Passenger

STATION 51918

Shamli – Delhi Passenger

08:40 D Delhi A 17:10
11:50 A Shamli D 14:00
Days of operation : Ex- Delhi   :     Daily

Ex- Shamli :    Daily

Commercial Stoppage : Delhi Shahdara, Noli, Khekra, Baghpat Road, Baraut, QasimpurKheri&Kandhla
  1. Bhubaneswar – Nayagarh Town Express (Daily)
18423

Bhubaneswar – Nayagarh Town

Express

STATION 18424

Nayagarh Town- Bhubaneswar Express

18:40 D Bhubaneswar A 09:00
20:45 A Nayagarh Town D 06:30
Days of operation : Ex- Bhubaneswar:       Daily

Ex- Nayagarh Town:   Daily

Commercial Stoppage : Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road Jn, Khurda Town, Begunia, Rajsunakhala, Bolagarh Road &Nayagarh Town
  1. Palani – Coimbatore Passenger (Daily)
56610

Palani – Coimbatore Passenger

STATION 56609

Coimbatore-

Palani – Passenger

10:45 D Palani A 16:40
14:15 A Coimbatore D 13:45
Days of operation : Ex- Palani: Daily

Ex- Coimbatore: Daily

Commercial Stoppage : Pushpattur, Madattukulam, Udumalaipetti, Gomangalam, PollachiJn, Kinattukkadavu and Podanur
  1. Coimbatore – Pollachi Passenger (6 days a week)
56183

Coimbatore – Pollachi

Passenger

STATION 56184

Pollachi – Coimbatore   Passenger

05:40 D Coimbatore A 08:46
05:49

05:50

A

D

Podanur D

A

08:32

08:31

06:22

06:23

A

D

Kinattukkadavu D

A

08:02

08:01

07:05 A Pollachi D 07:30
Days of operation : Ex- Coimbatore: 6 days a week (Except Sun)

Ex- Pollachi:        6 days a week (Except Sun)

Commercial Stoppage : Podanur and Kinattukkadavu

***

Related posts

Civil Services (Preliminary) Exmination, 2018- Result Declared

theasianchronicle

Bomb blasts in Bihar’s Bhagalpur, two children’s death & one is serious

theasianchronicle

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm “FANI” over West central Bay of Bengal

TAC Delhi

Republic Day celebrated at Prayagraj Kumbh today

theasianchronicle

Water storage level of 91 major reservoirs of the country goes down by one percent

TAC Delhi

All agencies to gear up for planting: The Lt Governor,Delhi

theasianchronicle

Leave a Comment