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After PM Narendra Modi flags off Mahamana Express, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal takes a ride on the train, interacts with passengers

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Sat September 23 2017, 9:42 am
  • Mahamana Express train flagged off: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off Indian Railways new Mahamana Express train from his Lok Sabha constituency, i.e. Varanasi. It will ply between Vadoara and Varanasi. The Mahamana Express with plush interiors, had run on two routes till today, Varanasi-New Delhi and Bhopal-Khajuraho, says PTI. At the inauguration ceremony, he was joined by Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani, UP Governor Ram Naik, and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who was at Vadodara also joined the event via video link with other officials. The train will be running between Vadodara and Varanasi. What is interesting is that Railway Minister Goyal chose to travel by the train and experience the ride himself. Not just that, he also interacted with the passengers to find out what their views were about the new train. Here are the photos:

  • Railway Minister Piyush Goyal seen travelling on the train today and interacting with passengers.

  • Mahamana Express was built under 'Make In India' Initiative. Currently, the train will be covering two routes: Varanasi-New Delhi and Bhopal-Khajuraho. (Railway Minister Piyush Goyal interacts with Mahamana Express train passengers.)

  • What makes this train class apart from general trains is its plush interiors. The special features include: Modular panels, Ergonomically designed ladders for climbing to the upper berth, appealing toilet modules with big mirror, controlled discharged water. (Railway Minister Piyush Goyal interacts with Mahamana Express train passengers.)

  • The new weekly train consists of 18 coaches- one AC 1st class, two 2nd class AC, eight sleepers, four general, one pantry car and two guard brake vans. There is no AC-3 tier coach. (Railway Minister Piyush Goyal interacts with Mahamana Express train passengers.) (Image: ANI)

  • Mahamana Express is a weekly train which will run from Varanasi every Friday and from Vadodara every Wednesday. The train will be covering 1,531 km journey between two cities, at an average speed of 55.7 km/hr. (Railway Minister Piyush Goyal interacts with Mahamana Express train passengers.) (Image: ANI)

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    V K Agarwal
    Sep 24, 2017 at 2:19 pm
    It seems Ms Samriti Malhotra Irani has FILLED UP THE VACUUM arising with upgradation of Mr. Naidu to vice President She will perform better with PR skill to her credit.
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      V K Agarwal
      Sep 24, 2017 at 2:11 pm
      Rail minister should make it point to travel at least 2 hours Rail journey every month from different stations and interact with passengers of different classes irrespective of his en elmet and it would still better if he do this without schedule and have food from Pantry car, vendors and stalls at different railway stations omly selected some small and some big one also to have a flavour of India as common man since he represents and administers all strata of population. This act will give a chance to Rail administration also to know the reality on ground and effect of there various actions. This exercise can also be entertaining as it will not be very heavy since it will only be 360th part of total monthly time. Experience of this nature may be highly entertaining and minister may like to increase in due course.
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