Commuters’ dream of a faster commute between Mumbai and Pune is set to become a reality with the Central Railway’s successful trial of the Mumbai-Pune Intercity Express on Friday. It will reduce the travel time between the two cities to two hours and 35 minutes thanks to locomotives attached on either end of the train. With road travel on the stretch taking nearly three hours, the Intercity train journey will become the fastest mode of transport between the two cities.
The Mumbai CSMT Pune Intercity Express is a superfast train operated by the Central Railway and currently takes three hours and 17 minutes from Mumbai CSMT to Pune and three hours 10 minutes from Pune to Mumbai CSMT. With the revised time-saving timetable, the Intercity will start from Mumbai CSMT at 6.45 am (instead of 6.40 am) and reach Pune at 9.20 am (instead of 9.57 am). It will begin its return journey from Pune at 6.30 pm (instead of 5.55 pm) and reach Mumbai at 9.05 pm. Read More