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Train connecting PM Modi’s Varanasi to Gujarat’s Vadodara starts from Friday

The Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express will leave Varanasi on Friday and reach Varodara on Sunday. From Vadodara, the train will run every Wednesday.

lucknow Updated: Jun 22, 2017 11:07 IST
India Railways will run a new train from Varanasi to Vadodara starting June 23, 2017.
India Railways will run a new train from Varanasi to Vadodara starting June 23, 2017.(HT File Photo)

The Indian Railways is starting a new train from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to Vadodara in his home state Gujarat from Friday, officials said on Thursday.

The Mahamana Express would be the second train of its type. The first Mahamana Express with plush interiors -- all built under the Make in India project -- is currently running between Varanasi and New Delhi.

The new train will start from the Varanasi Cantt railway station. It has stops at Chivki in Uttar Pradesh, Jabalpur and Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh, Bhusawal and Jalgaon in Maharashtra and Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat.

The Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express will leave Varanasi at 6.15am on Friday and reach Vadodara on Sunday morning.

From Vadodara, the train will run every Wednesday.

The new rake of the train has already reached Varanasi, an official told IANS.

It has one AC 1st class coach, two 2nd AC, eight sleeper coaches, four general coaches, one pantry car and two guard brake vans. There is no AC-3 tier coach in the train.