Third Corporate Train Kashi Mahalkal Express To Be Launched By IRCTC
IRCTC is all set to launch its third such service – Kashi Mahakal Express – between Varanasi and Indore, after successfully running two Tejas Express trains between New Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad.
As per the railway officials, IRCTC is all set to launch Kashi Mahakal Express on February 16 from Varanasi and it will start its commercial run from February 20. The IRCTC said that it will be a superfast air-conditioned overnight train journey with sleeping berths. The timing of the train has not been announced yet.
The IRCTC in a statement said that the Kashi Mahakal Express will connect three places — Jyotirlinga – Omkareshwar (near Indore in Madhya Pradesh), Mahakaleshwar (Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh) and Kashi Vishwanath (Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh), besides also connecting the industrial and educational hub of Indore, and Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh.
The train will operate thrice a week between Varanasi and Indore via Ujjain, Sant Hiradnagar (Bhopal), Bina, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow/Prayagraj and Sultanpur.
The Kashi Mahakal Express is the third corporate passenger train being operated by IRCTC, taking forward the initiative of the ministry to operate more such corporate trains in the country.
Keeping in mind the overnight journey, the IRCTC has geared up to provide a host of facilities and services to passengers on-board, including high quality vegetarian food, on-board bedrolls and housekeeping services, as well as on-board security services.