Indore (Madhya Pradesh): The departure time of train no. 14802 Indore-Jodhpur-Indore Express should be changed from 4.30 am to evening as there are two trains that leave the city for Jodhpur early morning at an interval of 90 minutes. Also, looking at the very large number of tourists going from the city to Jaisalmer and world-famous religious spot Ramdevra, the train should be extended up to Jaisalmer.
Jagmohan Verma, member of the Western Railway’s Zonal Railway User Consultative Committee (ZRUCC) strongly made the demand in this regard. Senior expert of railway affairs, Verma presented various facts and figures supporting the need for change in the timing of the train and its extension up to Jaisalmer.
Verma said that train no. 14802 Indore-Jodhpur Express train, which runs via Chhitourgarh departs from the city at 4.30 am, while train no. 12465 Indore-Jodhpur Ranthambore Express, which runs via Kota & Jaipur, departs from the city at 6 am. Similarly, from Jodhpur too, the departure time of both trains is back-to-back in the morning. Train no. 14801 Jodhpur-Indore via Chhitourgarh departs from Jodhpur at 8.15 am and reaches the city at 23.00 pm. On the other hand train no. 12466 departs from Jodhpur at 4.50 am and arrives in the city at 21.15 pm. Departure and arrival of both trains from both sides is quite inconvenient for the passengers.
Talking about the extension of Indore-Jodhpur train up to Jaisalmer, Verma said that a large number of tourists from the city go to Jaisalmer to participate in the world-famous Desert festival and also to see the Pakistan Border. Ramdevera is another famous religious destination, wherein a very large number of devotees of the Malwa region go to pray. A large number of students of IIT and AIIMS Jodhpur travel by this train. This will increase the number of railway passengers as well as increase the income of the Railways.
Verma has written a letter to Railway Board chairman Jaya Verma Sinha, Western Railway GM Ashok Mishra and Indore MP Shankar Lalwani in this regard.