Railway Revelations: PM Modi Flags Off Innovative Amrit Bharat Express and Unveils Ayodhya’s Modern Railway Hub on 30 Dec #RailwayRevolution

Embarking on a transformative journey, Prime Minister Modi ushered in a new era as he flagged off the Amrit Bharat Express and unveiled the modern marvel of Ayodhya’s revamped railway hub. This railway revelation promises accelerated travel, sleek design, and cutting-edge amenities, marking a significant leap forward in India’s rail network. All aboard the #RailwayRevamp as we explore the details of this monumental inauguration!

PM Modi inaugurates Amrit Bharat Train

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Ayodhya around 11 am on Saturday, receiving a warm welcome from Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the airport.

Railway officials highlight that the Amrit Bharat Express trains boast aerodynamically designed locomotives with an eye-catching orange and grey aesthetic. The trains, featuring WAP5 locomotives at both ends, facilitate push-pull operation, leading to accelerated speed and reduced travel time. The Darbhanga-Anand Vihar Amrit Bharat Express, comprising 22 coaches, includes eight general second-class coaches, twelve second-class 3-tier sleeper coaches, and two guard compartments.

The inauguration of the first Amrit Bharat train, Malda Town-Bengaluru Amrit Bharat Express, virtually took place, incorporating one route from Malda. During his visit to Ayodhya, PM Modi inaugurated the redeveloped Ayodhya railway station, where he received an enthusiastic welcome from the public, with flower showers marking his lap of honor.

The new Amrit Bharat trains, Darbhanga-Ayodhya-Anand Vihar Terminal Amrit Bharat Express and Malda Town-Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminus (Bengaluru) Amrit Bharat Express, were part of the Vande Bharat trains flagged off. Other trains include Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-New Delhi, Amritsar-Delhi, Coimbatore-Bangalore Cantt, Mangalore-Madgaon, Jalna-Mumbai, and Ayodhya-Anand Vihar Terminal Vande Bharat Express.

PM Modi also dedicated three railway projects worth ₹2300 crore to enhance rail infrastructure in the region. These projects encompass the Rooma Chakeri-Chanderi third line, Jaunpur-Tulsi Nagar, Akbarpur-Ayodhya, Sohawal-Patranga, and Safdarganj-Rasauli sections of the Jaunpur-Ayodhya-Barabanki doubling project, and the doubling and electrification project of the Malhaur-Daliganj railway section.

The Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station, constructed at a cost exceeding ₹240 crore, features a modern three-story building equipped with advanced amenities like elevators, escalators, food plazas, and childcare rooms. Certified as a green station building by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), the station is designed to be inclusive.

The inauguration of two Amrit Bharat trains, along with six new Vande Bharat Trains, contributes to the expansion of India’s railway network. The Northern Railway notes that the construction of the Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station involved a cost of ₹241 crore, featuring a spacious three-story building and various amenities for passengers, situated within walking distance from the Ram Temple.

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Amrit Bharat Express : Fares and Timings

Details about the fare for the Darbhanga-Anand Vihar Amrit Bharat Express and its final ticket price are currently unavailable on the IRCTC website. The train, with the number 15557, is scheduled to depart from Darbhanga every Monday and Thursday at 3:00 PM, reaching Anand Vihar Terminal station in Delhi at 12:35 PM the following day. Stops include various stations such as Kamtul, Janakpur Road, Sitamarhi, Bairgania, Raxaul, Narkatiyaganj, Bagha, Kaptanganj, Gorakhpur, Basti, Mankapur, Ayodhya Dham, Lucknow, Kanpur Central, Etawah, Tundla, Aligarh Junction, and Anand Vihar Terminal.

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