Jalna-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express: All you need to know about stoppages, timings, and more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually inaugurate the first journey of the Jalna-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express on Saturday, along with the launch of two Amrit Bharat trains and five other Vande Bharat services connecting various cities.

Updated30 Dec 2023, 10:27 AM IST
Vande Bharat Express. (PTI Photo/Nand Kumar)
Vande Bharat Express. (PTI Photo/Nand Kumar)(PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to virtuallyinaugurate the first journey of the Jalna-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express on Saturday, as notified by the Central Railway.

In a statement released on Friday, the CR mentioned that the PM will conduct the virtual flagging off of the 8-coach service during an event at the refurbished Ayodhya Dham railway station in Uttar Pradesh, PTI reported.

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The inaugural run of the 02705 Jalna-Mumbai Vande Bharat train is expected to commence at around 11 am from Jalna in the Marathwada region, with an estimated arrival in Mumbai at 6:45 pm.

According to the provided details, the train will make stops at Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (formerly Aurangabad) at 11:55 am, Manmad Junction at 1:44 pm, Nasik Road at 2:44 pm, Kalyan Junction at 5:06 pm, Thane at 5:28 pm, and Dadar at 5:50 pm before reaching its final destination, CSMT in Mumbai.

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In its regular run from January 1, the train will leave CSMT at 1:10 pm and reach Jalna at 8:30 pm, while from January 2, it will depart from Jalna at 5:05 am and reach CSMT at 11:55am.

Central Railway, however, has not given details of the fare structure of the new service, which will run on all days except Wednesday, PTI reported.

Connecting stations

Addressing a press conference, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Neeti Sarkar of Nanded division, of which Jalna is a part, said, “the service will connect important cities like Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Jalna, Nashik to areas like Thane and Mumbai.”

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“It will boost visits to sites like the Rajur Ganapati Temple in Jalna, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga along with Ajanta and Ellora Caves in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar and Shirdi near Manmad. The train, with 530 seats, will take 6 hours 50 minutes to cover the distance, which will be of great convenience to people,” Sarkar said.

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While Jalna has a thriving steel sector, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar has MSME hubs as well as the upcoming AURIC industrial city.

Sarkar said the train has a “black box” like those in aircraft which will record the activity in the driver's cab. It will be vital for probes into any untoward incident, including accidents, she added.

The train will consist of one Executive Chair Car and seven Chair Cars.

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According to the CR release, “It is Maharashtra's 7th Vande Bharat service, six of which are operated on the CR network. It will be the 5th Vande Bharat service to run from Mumbai.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published:30 Dec 2023, 10:27 AM IST
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