PM Modi flags off Nagpur-Pune Humsafar Express - Check route, other details
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off Ajni (Nagpur) - Pune Humsafar express train through video link.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off Ajni (Nagpur) - Pune Humsafar express train through video link. PM Modi said that connectivity was the key to development, and road and railway projects will help in overall development of Yavatmal and surrounding regions. Modi was at Yavatmal in Maharashtra today where he unveiled multiple projects. Hamsafar Express will solve the problem of people who travel between Nagpur and Pune. This was the long-standing demand of people of Nagpur.
The 22139/22140 Ajni (Nagpur)-Pune Humsafar Express will depart from Pune every Saturday, while from Ajni it will leave on every Sunday. The train will have stoppage at Wardha, Badnera, Akola, Bhusawal, Chalisgaon, Manmad, Daund, and Pune stations. The train will cover a distance of 887 km in 15 hours and 55 minutes. The train will depart Ajni at 7.50 pm and reach Pune at 11:45 am in the next day morning. This is the shortest route. From Pune, the train will leave at 10 pm and reach Ajni at 1.15 pm the next day.
The train will have coaches, including 13 AC tier-3 compartments. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were also present on the occasion. The PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of road projects worth Rs 500 crore at Yavatmal with the press of a button and handed over the keys to selected beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).
“About 14500 new houses are built at Yavatmal under PMAY. We will achieve our target of Housing for All by 2022. These concrete homes will lead to concrete dreams of people inhabiting them,” he said.
The Prime Minister also distributed certificates and cheques to women SHGs under the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission. He said that the programme at Yavatmal is an extension of the government's effort to provide each and all the Panchdhara of development which is -- education for children, livelihood to youth, medicine for senior citizens, irrigation to farmers and addressal of public grievances.