Surat : There is some good news for the diamond artisans and those hailing from Saurashtra region and affliated with the Surat’s diamond industry. The Western Railway (WR) has introduced superfast special train between Surat and Mahuva starting from Thursday.
Union Minister of State for Railways and Textiles, Darshana Jardosh flagged off the special Surat-Mahuva superfast special train from the Surat railway station in the presence of other dignitaries on Thursday.
Jardosh was accompanied by Gujarat Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare, Medical Education Kishorbhai Kanani, Mayor Hemali Boghawala, Bardoli MP Prabhubhai Vasava and MLAs from Surat district. Raj Kumar Lal, principal chief commercial manager of WR and various other senior railway officers were also present during the flagging off ceremony of the Surat-Mahuva superfast special train from Surat railway station.
According to a press release issued Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of WR, G.V.L. Satyakumar, Divisional Manager of Mumbai Central Division welcomed the dignitaries.
Thakur stated that in its regular service, train no. 09049 Surat – Mahuva Superfast Special Express will leave Surat on all days except Wednesday and Friday at 22.00 hrs to reach Mahuva at 09.05 hrs on the next day. This train will run regularly from Saturday.
Similarly, train no. 09050 Mahuva – Surat Superfast Special Express will leave Mahuva on all days except Thursday and Saturday at 19.35 hours to reach Surat at 06.35 hours on the next day. This train will run regularly from Friday.
Enroute this train will halt at Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Viramgam, Surendranagar Gate, Botad, Dhola, Dhasa, Savarkundla and Rajula stations in both directions. This train will run as fully reserved train. The train comprises of AC 2-Tier, AC 3-Tier, Sleeper Class & Second Class Seating coaches.
The passengers have been informed that the train no. 09071/09072 Surat – Mahuva Special Superfast Express (Original Train No. 12945/46) will be cancelled with effect from August 25, 2021 from both ends.
The booking of regular trips of Train No. 09049 & 09050 is open at nominated PRS counters and IRCTC website.