Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday launched nine trains connecting small towns to major cities and one of those, the Vadnagar- Mehsana train was gift to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who sold tea at the Vadnagar station in his younger days.
Mr. Goyal said the nine “Sewa Service” trains were launched without any additional investment by the railways’ department which exemplifies the fact that it is possible to use existing resources to maximum.
Amongst the nine “Sewa Service” trains, those between Delhi and Shamli, Bhubhaneshwar and Nayagarh, Munkorgleselek- Dibrugarh-Coimbatore will run daily.
The other trains from Vadnagar to Mehasana, Asarya to Himmatnagar, Karur to Salem, Yesvantpur to Tumkur and Coimbatore to Polachi will be running six days a week.
The launch of Kota-Jhalawar City “Sewa Service” had to be postponed. The ceremony was attended by Union Ministers Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan and Mr. Harsh Vardhan, along with MP of New Delhi Meenakshi Lekhi and Minister of State Suresh Angadi.
Mr. Pradhan expressed his gratitude towards the railways for focussing on Odisha and said the new train connecting the erstwhile princely state of Nayagarh with Capital City- Odisha. The train will run on a newly constructed 83-km-long railway line between the two cities.
Mr. Angadi said 25,000 people travelled to Bengalaru from Tumkur on a daily basis, further stating that the “Sewa Service” would make their journey convenient and efficient.