Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Howrah-Shirdi train via city in new railway time table

new railway time table

With new railway timetable coming into force across Indian Railway from Thursday, Nagpur Division of Central Railway has also affected a minor changes. A new weekly train is being introduced between Howrah and Shirdi thus giving city a direct connection to pilgrim centre.

The train number 2573 Shirdi-Howrah Express will leave Shirdi at 1.45 pm on Saturday and reach Howrah on Sunday at 7.30 pm. Similarly, train number 2574 will leave Howrah on Thursday at 2.35 pm and reach Shirdi at 8.30 pm on Friday. Demand for a direct train to Shirdi was long-pending as until now devotees had to alight at Manmad station for changing trains or take a bus. The frequency of the train may be increased looking into demand, said Y K Singh, PRO, Central Railway. Another new train has been introduced between Chhindwara and Gwalior. It will leave Chhindwara on Wednesdays and Saturdays and Gwalior on Tuesdays and Fridays. The passengers will also benefit from increase in frequency of 2295/2296 Bangalore-Patna Sanghamitra Express. The train, that passes through Nagpur, will now run daily. Similarly, the 2807/2808 Nizamuddin-Vishakhapatnam Express will run five days a week instead of three.

The railways has also speeded up 2860 Howrah-Mumbai Gitanjali Express by 10 minutes between Nagpur and Mumbai. It will now reach Mumbai at 9.20 pm instead of 9.30 pm. The 1396 Ballarshah-Wardha passenger has also been speeded up by 30 minutes. Singh informed that days of 2923/2924 weekly Indore-Nagpur Express have been revised. It will now leave Nagpur on Wednesday instead of Thursday.

From Indore it will leave on Tuesday instead of Wednesday. The South East Central Railway (SECR) has extended Gondia-Durg MEMU train up to Raipur from July 1, informs Pradeep Kumar, senior divisional commercial manager (SrDCM).


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