Talk on the train: Prime Minister Modi interacted with school children during the green flag function of the Vande Bharat Express train. (PTI)
(from our representative)
Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the green signal from platform number seventeen and eighteen of Central Railway’s CSTM, in which some railway travelers hailed the modern train, while some organizations expressed their opposition over the issue of running two trains simultaneously. The Prime Minister gave the green light to both the trains from platform number seventeen and eighteen at four o’clock and four o’clock respectively, in which the opening day bookings are full in both these trains.
For the first time in history Sadsadt was passed in both the ghat sections without the help of push and pull engines. Regarding this Vande Bharat Express Train (Mumbai to Shirdi 22223) Loco Pilot Alok Chakraborty and other assistant pilots and team of guards said that the experience of running this train (banker engine) in the ghat section has been excellent, which has never happened before in the past. This train has parking brake system. Each coach has a motor system, which allows the train to climb without any engine or support in the ghat section, it added. However, passengers protested against Vande Bharat Express due to the stopping of other trains including Punjab Mail, Sevagram Express due to this train.
From Mumbai to Shirdi Vande Bharat Express train to Kalyan’s K. C. The winner of Gandhi School’s art competition got a chance to travel in India train. Besides, every halt station was greeted with band baja, dhol, flower garland, while at Kasara station, hundreds of children saluted with tricolor. However, most of the Central Railway stations witnessed a festive atmosphere as people took selfies of the Vande Bharat Express from the station and local trains.
The ticket fare of both these trains was announced, wherein the Mumbai to Shirdi (No. 22223) chair car fare (with catering) is Rs. 975 and Mumbai to Solapur (No. 22225) will be Rs 1,300, while the fare in executive coach (with catering charges) will be Rs 1,840 from Mumbai to Shirdi and Rs 2,365 from Mumbai to Solapur, said a Central Railway official.