Indore: Now, with decks cleared the most awaited Indore-Guwahati Express will begin its operation from Friday.
The weekly train, which will link the city with north-eastern part of India, will be flagged off by LS speaker Sumitra Mahajan in a grand programme at the city railway station, while railway minister Suresh Prabhu will further show green signal from Goa through video-conferencing to proceed ahead with the train’s first run. Mahajan had been putting lot of efforts to connect the city with north-eastern part of the country through a rail link for quite a long time. With the much needed train starting its operation, the local MP’s hard work received its worth.
Railway representative of Mahajan and also a member of Passenger Amenities Committee of Railway Board, Nagesh Namjoshi informed that following the approval from railway minister Suresh Prabhu the train will have its maiden run on Friday. On this occasion, the railway minister will also announce the extension of Riwa-Indore train to Mhow, while Mahajan will make formal dedication of electrification work of Indore-Mhow section, informed Namjoshi.
The train will depart from the city railway station at 12.00 noon from platform no.1. First day it will be run as a special train with limited coaches. But, next week onwards it will run on every Thursday with 22 LHB coaches. The regular train will have 12 sleeper coaches, three AC-III tier, one AC-II, four non AC chair car and two SLR (luggage vans). The LHB coaches will arrive from Surat to the city on Wednesday.