Yesterday (8 March 2021), Railway Minister Piyush Goyal virtually flagged off Jabalpur-Chandafort Special train yesterday and inaugurated other Indian Railways projects in the state of Madhya Pradesh, reports Financial Express.
The special train to and fro between Jabalpur and Chandafort will tun have halt at Madan Mahal, Balaghat, Nainpur, Gondia railway stations.
Reportedly, Train number 02274 Jabalpur-Chandafort Express Tri weekly Special will depart from Jabalpur at 05.15 AM and reach Chandafort at 1.45 PM. While Train number 02273 Chandafort-Jabalpur Express Tri weekly Special will depart from Chandafort at 2.50 PM and reach Jabalpur at 11.25 PM.
These trains will have one AC Chair Car coach, one Sleeper coach, eight Chair Car coaches and two SLR coaches, and run three days a week – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The Jabalpur-Chandafort Special train is expected to boost tourism in the region.
Apart from this, the railways minister also inaugurated doubling work of 6 km long Satna-Kaima section – a part of Indian Railways’ Satna-Rewa route doubling work – completed at a cost of Rs 30 crore.
At Shivpuri railway station, amenities like station beautification, improved platform surface, new waiting room, modernisation of hybrid power station for green station, GRP room were inaugurated.
Also, FOB at Sant Hirdaram Nagar railway station under Bhopal Division, improved platform surface, expansion of cover over shed at the station platform as well as coach guidance system were inaugurated.
Besides, a new goods shed at Sorai railway station built at a cost of Rs 18 crore on the Bhopal Bina route was inaugurated. It will serve the areas of Bhopal, Vidisha, Bina, and is expected to give impetus to freight loading.
Additionally, for the convenience and safety of passengers, a new FOB, developed at a cost of Rs 1 crore, has been inaugurated at Karakbel railway station on the Itarsi-Jabalpur route.