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Minister of state for railways flagged off the maiden extended trip of Shatabdi express at Surat station

Mumbai Central – Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express is now extended upto Gandhinagar Capital

Minister of state for railways flagged off the maiden extended trip of Shatabdi express at Surat station
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Darshana Jardosh, Minister of State for Railways and Textiles flagged off the maiden extended trip of the prestigious Mumbai Central – Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express on Friday, 24th December, 2021 in a function held at Surat station, which has now been extended upto Gandhinagar Capital station. MP Shri C.R. Patil and MLA Sangitaben Patil, Alok Kansal – General Manager of Western Railway, senior railway officers, rail users were present on the occasion.

According to a press release issued by Sumit Thakur – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, fulfilling the most sought-after demand of passengers, MoSR Darshana Jardosh today, flagged off the maiden extended service of Mumbai Central – Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express upto Gandhinagar Capital at Surat station. In her address, MoSR said that by the extension of this prestigious train, now rail connectivity between state capital of Gujarat and the economic capital of the nation, Mumbai, will get enhanced. It will benefit travelers from Gandhinagar and tourists coming to Gandhinagar from the rest of the country. It will save time as this train takes approx. 45 minutes to cover the distance between Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, which is substantially much more by roadways. She also said that the Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar Shatabdi Express will also prove beneficial to delegates and visitors attending the upcoming Global Summit at Gandhinagar.

Thakur further added that the minister also announced restoration of four trains benefitting daily commuters and this will be in addition to 16 other trains that have been restored earlier. MoSR interacted with passengers and media persons at Surat station. Thereafter, Alok Kansal – General Manager of Western Railway apprised her of other development projects in progress.

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