Indore gets two Haumsafar Express; Sumitra Mahajan to be flag off

Posted by: Guest on 12-05-2018 06:11

Type: New/Special Trains

Indore: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will flag off Haumsafar Express, the Indore-Puri train, on Saturday at 5.30 pm from platform number five. Its regular run will start from May 22. The Indore-Lingampalli (Hyderabad) train will start from May 19.

The direct train service for both the destinations was in demand for a long time. Humsafar Express will be only second VIP train to start from the city after Duranto.

Nagesh Namjoshi, ex-member of Passenger Amenities Committee, said railways issued notification for the train on Thursday. He said that Indore-Puri train will provide direct access to Durg and Raipur. For both the cities, there is no direct train from the MP's bussines hub. A large number of Hindu pilgrims visit Jagannath temple in Puri every year. They take trains from Ujjain or Bhopal.

Indore-Hyderabad train route
Dewas, Ujjain, Nagda, Ratlam, Vadodara, Surat, Vasai Road, Panvel, Karjat, Pune, Daund, Wadi and Solapur.

Indore-Puri train route
Dewas, Bhopal, Itarsi, Nagpur, Rajnandgaon, Durg, Raipur, Bilaspur, Jharsuguda Road, Sambalpur city, Angul, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Puri.

Indore humsafar express
09317 / Indore - Puri Humsafar Inagural Special
09318 / Puri - Indore Humsafar Inagural Special
19315 / Indore - Lingampalli Humsafar Express
19316 / Lingampalli - Indore Humsafar Express
19317 / Indore - Puri Humsafar Express
19318 / Puri - Indore Humsafar Express