For the convenience of passengers, Western Railway has introduced two pairs of DEMU Sewa services between Mahesana – Vadnagar & Asarwa – Himmatnagar, which will run six days a week (except Saturday and Sunday) with its inaugural runs on Tuesday, 15th October, 2019. The regular services will commence from 16th October, 2019.

These Sewa Service Trains operated their inaugural run on 15th October, 2019 flagged off by Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal through video conference from New Delhi. Indian Railways initiated 9 Sewa Services in 8 states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha. The services are to provide rail connectivity between small towns and important cities.

Speaking on the occasion Piyush Goyal said that these services are based on the Hub and Spoke concept and that these trains will provide better rail connectivity between smaller and satellite towns and important cities. Railways is working on how to be an effective engine of growth in the country. The common passengers will greatly benefit from these services.

He also shared that Railways is not going to use any new assets in these trains, with efficient planning and by enhancing operational capabilities the lie-over rakes of trains are to be used for short services during the long stationed time between two services. This will not only increase trips but also earn revenue from the otherwise stationed coaches.

On this occasion a function was organized at Asarva station, Mayor of Ahmedabad Bijalben Patel, Member of Parliament Kirit P. Solanki, Member of Parliament Hasmukhbhai Patel flagged off the inaugural service of Sewa Service train between Asarva and Himmatnagar.

Train No. 79405/06 and 79407/08 Mahesana – Vadnagar Sewa Service Trains

The DEMU Sewa services of Train No.79405/79406 Mahesana – Vadnagar DEMU will commence from 16th October, 2019 and will run six days a week except on Sunday. Train No. 79405 Mahesana – Vadnagar DEMU will depart from Mahesana at 08.50 hrs and will reach Vadnagar at 09.55 hrs the same day. In return direction, Train No. 79406 Vadnagar – Mahesana DEMU will depart from Vadnagar at 07.25 hrs and will reach Mahesana at 08.30 hrs on the same day.

Similarly, the DEMU Sewa services of Train No.79407/79408 Mahesana – Vadnagar DEMU will commence from 16th October, 2019 and will run six days a week except on Saturday (Train No. 79407) and Sunday (Train No. 79408). Train No. 79407 Mahesana – Vadnagar DEMU will depart from Mahesana at 18.30 hrs and will reach Vadnagar at 19.35 hrs the same day. In return direction, Train No. 79408 Vadnagar – Mahesana DEMU will depart from Vadnagar at 17.15 hrs and will reach Mahesana at 18.20 hrs on the same day.

The train will halt at Randala, Pudgam Ganeshpura, Visnagar and Gunja stations in both directions. The train will have DEMU coaches.

Train No. 79401/02 and 79403/04 Asarva – Himmatnagar Sewa Service Trains

The DEMU Sewa services of Train No.79401/79402 Asarva – Himmatnagar DEMU will commence from 16th October, 2019 and will run six days a week except on Sunday. Train No. 79401 Asarva – Himmatnagar DEMU will depart from Asarva at 09.00 hrs and will reach Himmatnagar at 11.25 hrs the same day. In return direction, Train No. 79402 Himmatnagar – Asarva DEMU will depart from Himmatnagar at 06.30 hrs and will reach Asarva at 08.45 hrs on the same day.

Similarly, the DEMU Sewa services of Train No.79403/79404 Asarva – Himmatnagar DEMU will commence from 16th October, 2019 and will run six days a week except on Saturday (Train No. 79403) and Sunday (Train No. 79404). Train No. 79403 Asarva – Himmatnagar DEMU will depart from Asarva at 19.00 hrs and will reach Himmatnagar at 21.15 hrs the same day. In return direction, Train No. 79404 Himmatnagar – Asarva DEMU will depart from Himmatnagar at 15.00 hrs and will reach Asarva at 17.15 hrs on the same day.

The train will halt at Sahijpur, Sardargram, Naroda, Medra, Dabhoda, Nandol Dehegam, Jaliya Math, Rakhiyal, Kherol, Talod, Khari Amrapur, Prantij, Sonasan and Hapa Road stations in both directions. The train will have DEMU coaches.

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