Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flags off Sewa Service Trains to connect small towns
In a bid to connect small towns with major cities, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off nine Sewa Service Trains at New Delhi Station on Tuesday. The trains which were started under the scheme in other states were flagged off via video conferencing. The move especially aims to benefit the passengers who can avail the facility during the ongoing festive season.
Speaking on the occasion, the Railway Minister said that the train from Vadnagar to Mehsana was railway’s gift to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who once sold tea at the Vadnagar railway station. The minister also said that the trains were launched without making any additional investment and setting an example of how existing resources can be used to the maximum. The initiation will not only help the railway department generate more revenue from the otherwise stationed coaches and help passengers travel with ease.
Trains between Delhi-Shamli; Coimbatore-Palani; Murkongselek-Dibrugarh; and Bhubaneshwar-Nayagarh will ply daily, while trains between Vadnagar-Mehsana; Karur-Selam; Asarya-Himmatnagar; Yesvantpur-Tumkur; and Coimbatore-Pollachi will take passengers to their destination six days a week.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of State Railway Suresh C Angadi and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi were also present at the flag-off ceremony.