Prabhu flags off two new trains at Dadar station
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today flagged off two new trains at Dadar station in Mumbai. These include Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Tatanagar Antyodaya Express. On regular basis, the train will start from the 25th of March and will be operated twice a week. The train will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 3.30 pm and will reach Tatanagar at 8.30 pm next day. From Tatanagar, the return train will be operated from 23rd March at 9.55 pm every Sunday and Thursday, and will reach to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 11.45 pm next day.
Mr Prabhu also flagged off Miraj-Solapur-Miraj Train. The daily express train will leave Miraj at 3.25 pm and reach Solapur at 9.10 pm same day. In return, the train will leave from Solapur at 6.00 am and will reach Miraj at 12.15 pm same day.
Speaking on occasion, Mr Prabhu said that as the name suggests, Antyodaya is unreserved train for common people. This is in line with the government’s focus on the common man. Mr Prabhu also informed that a high end train Tejas will soon be launched and Hamsafar and Udaya trains will also be launched soon to cater to the needs of middle class people.
Mr Prabhu said that the railway ministry is currently conducting survey to understand the needs of people in different parts of the country so that services would be created accordingly.
Mr Prabhu also launched a completely indigenous local train made by ICF. Railway Minister also dedicated solar power system at Churchgate station and other facilities for local trains. Member of Parliament Dr Kirit Somaiya and Rahul Shewale was also present in the programme.
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