Central Railway experts on Wednesday reported that two extraordinary trains would begin working between the city and Mumbai from October 9.
The two exceptional trains will work simultaneously as Deccan Queen and Indrayani Express. They are a piece of five sets of unique trains the railroads specialists will begin in various pieces of the state.
“The first Mumbai-Pune superfast special (train number-02123) will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) from October 9 and reach Pune same day. On its return journey, train number-02124 superfast special will leave Pune from October 10 and arrive at CSMT the same day. The timing and halts of this train will be the same as the Deccan Queen. It will have 10 second seating, four AC chair cars and two second class seating compartments,” a senior railway official said.
The second train between the two urban communities will leave CSMT on October 9 for Pune. “On its return journey, train number 02016 will leave Pune the same day till further advice. The timings and halts of this train are the same as the Indrayani Express. The train will have two AC chair cars and 12 second class seating compartments,” the official added.
Pune rail division advertising official Manoj Jhawar said train number 02123 would be accessible for the city travelers from October 10. “The train will start from Mumbai at 5:10pm and reach Pune at 8:30pm on October 9. The train will be ready for the Pune passengers travelling to Mumbai from the following day. The train will leave Pune at 7:15am and reach Mumbai at 10:35am,” he said.
The other extraordinary train, which coordinates the Indrayani Express, will begin from Mumbai at 6:05am on October 9 and arrive at Pune at 9:15am. The train will leave Pune at 6:30pm and arrive at Mumbai at 10pm.
Railroad authorities said individuals with held tickets would be permitted to go in these trains. “One can get confirmed tickets via the IRCTC booking system or by visiting any of the reservation offices,” an authority said.
Talegaon occupant Ravindra Raut, who has been going on his bicycle from his home to Mumbai for work, stated, “I can now avail of the special train that matches the Deccan Queen’s timing. But getting a reserved ticket will be a problem with many trying for it.”
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