India will get its third Mahamana Express train on September 22 as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the train from his Lok Sabha constituency-Varanasi. The Prime Minister will flag off the train during his two-day visit to the city. The train will run from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Vadodara in Gujarat. On its maiden journey, the train will run from Vadodara (Gujarat) to Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) after its launch on Friday. The new weekly train will run from Varanasi every Friday and from Vadodara every Wednesday.
Named after former Hindu Mahasabha president Madan Mohan Malviya, the ‘Mahamana Express’ train will have 18 coaches – one AC 1st class, two 2nd class AC, eight sleepers, four general, one pantry car and two guard brake vans. There is no AC-3 tier coach in the train. The government had unveiled the first rake of the Mahamana Express as part of Railways’ Model Rake Project in 2016. The train has been built under the Make in India initiative. It presently runs on two routes — Varanasi-New Delhi and Bhopal-Khajuraho. Read More…
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