New Delhi, May 23: Catering to the growing demand from passengers, railways today launched a new AC superfast weekly service for Pune from Nizamuddin station.
There was a heavy demand for this train as all the tickets for this inaugural run is already booked, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said after flagging off the train from Mumbai through video conferencing facility.
According to the regular schedule, the Nizamuddin - Pune weekly AC superfast express train will depart from Nizamuddin from May 31 on every Tuesday at 9.35 PM to reach at Pune at 9.25 PM the next day.
In the return direction, the Pune - Nizamuddin weekly AC Superfast Express train will depart from Pune from June 2 on every Thursday at 5.15 AM to reach at Nizamuddin station at 5.35 AM the next day. Prabhu said new coaches will be added in the existing trains to accommodate more passengers.
Currently there are seven pairs of trains including Duronto service are running between Nizamuddin and Pune.
Comprising of one AC-1, five AC-2 and eight AC-3 coaches, the new Nizamuddin - Pune - Nizamuddin weekly AC Superfast Express train will stop at Kota, Ratlam, Baroda, Surat, Vapi, Vasai Road, Kalyan and Lonawala stations enroute in both the directions.