New train between Jabalpur-Chandafort shall boost tourism in the region : Railway Minister

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By ameya sathaye March 8, 2021 21:31

New train between Jabalpur-Chandafort shall boost tourism in the region : Railway Minister


New Delhi, Mar 08 Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off Jabalpur- Chandafort Special train through video conferencing today and inaugurated/dedicated host of railway projects, passenger amenities at various stations in Madhya Pradesh along with Union Minister of State, Ministry of Steel, Faggan Singh Kulaste and other dignitaries present at the event site.

Speaking on the occasion, Piyush Goyal extended his best wishes on the occasion of International Women’s Day and said that important projects are being dedicated/inaugurated on this day. He informed that all women crew operated the special train between Jhansi and Gwalior today.

He added that the train flagged off between Jabalpur- Chandafort will boost tourism in the region and shall provide improved connectivity. He informed that Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi  is particularly interested in the expansion of Indian Railway network. He specifically sanctioned a large number of projects in Madhya Pradesh during the last 7 years and made the funds available for these projects.

The average budget for Railway projects in Madhya Pradesh during 2009-14 was Rs 632 Cr. per year. Hon’ble Prime Minister has approved the budget of Rs 7,700 Cr. for 2021-22. It is increased by 12 times. The Minister said that the railway projects progressing in Madhya Pradesh have to speeded so that we may serve the citizen of the state at the earliest as well as freight traffic also needs to be increased so that it may benefit the industries.

About the Jabalpur-Chandafort Express Tri weekly Special Train:

The Train no. 02274 Jabalpur-Chandafort Express Tri weekly Special train shall depart from Jabalpur at 05.15 hrs and shall reach Chandafort at 13.45 hrs. It shall run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

The Train no. 02273 Chandafort- Jabalpur Express Tri weekly Special train shall depart from Chandafort at 14.50 hrs and shall reach Jabalpur at 23.25 hrs daily. It shall run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

This train has 1 AC Chaircar coach, 1 Sleeper coach and 08 Chair Car coaches & two SLR Coaches. It shall have stoppages at Madan Mahal, Nainpur, Balaghat, Gondia stations enroute in both directions.

Today, this train is being run as “Inaugural Special Train”.

ameya sathaye
By ameya sathaye March 8, 2021 21:31