Prime Minister Narendra Modi Flags Off Country’s Third Mahamana Express Train From Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Flags Off Country’s Third Mahamana Express Train From Varanasi

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Date of Post: 23 Sep, 2017

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flags off the Country’s third Mahamana Express running between Vadodara & Varanasi.

The prime minister inaugurated the first run of the train remotely. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal joined PM via video link from Vadodara along with senior officials of the ministry.

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ABOUT THE DELUXE TRAIN

  • The maiden journey of the train was from Vadodara to Varanasi.
  • The Mahamana Express train is built under the Make in India initiative.
  • Currently the train runs on 2 routes from Varanasi-New Delhi & Bhopal-Khajuraho.
  • The train will cover 1,531-km long distance between the 2 cities – at an average speed of 55.7 km per hr.

THE TRAIN WILL HALT AT THESE STATIONS-

  • Bharuch
  • Surat
  • Amalner
  • Bhusaval
  • Itarsi
  • Jabalpur
  • Katni
  • Satna
  • Chheoki station

THE NEW TRAIN HAS 18 COACHES –

  • One AC 1st class
  • Two 2nd class AC
  • Eight sleeper
  • Four general
  • One pantry car
  • Two guard brake vans
  • There is no AC-3 tier coach in the train.

SALIENT FEATURES OF MAHAMANA EXPRESS

  • Modular Panels without visible screws and minimum maintenance hatches inside passenger area for better safety & aesthetics
  • Use of superior material for panels in terms of toxicity index & fire retardation.
  • Ergonomically designed Ladders for climbing up to upper berths provided in all sleeper coaches.
  • Aesthetically appealing toilet modules provided with enhanced passenger amenities – big mirror, platform washbasin, controlled discharged water tap, odour control system, exhaust fan, LED lights, dustbin inside the toilet to name a few.
  • Shifting of electrical junction points from passenger area to non-passenger area in a centralised distribution board for enhanced safety.
  • Use of e-beam cables & polyamide conduits for enhanced electrical & fire safety.
  • Use of LED Lighting to enhance illumination & service durability while minimizing power consumption.
  • Enhanced scale of light fittings including berth reading lights in GSCN(Sleeper) Coaches and embarking light in all classes of coaches.
  • The scale of mobile/ laptop charging points have been increased in all classes of coaches.
  • LED based berth indicators cum night light for reserved coaches provided to assist passengers boarding train in night.
  • Provision of fire extinguisher in all coaches.
  • Provision of electrically operated chimney in Pantry Car.
  • Stainless steel panelling in Luggage Compartment.

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