Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 22 flagged off a train connecting Varanasi – his parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh – and Delhi.
Accompanied by senior ministers of his cabinet, PM Modi flagged off the superfast express train, Mahamana Express, which would ply between Varanasi-Lucknow-New Delhi.
PIB Mahamana Express
The train after its inaugural run will run three days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday from New Delhi and would run from Varanasi on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
With regard to train from Varanasi, it is scheduled to leave at 6.35pm and reach New Delhi at 8.25am next morning.
The train has modular panels without visible screws and minimum maintenance hatches inside the passenger area for better safety and looks.
The panels have also been built from superior material in terms of toxicity index and fire retardation, implying that its interiors has better fire resistance.
To improve the looks of the train, the conventional window curtains have now been replaced with powered Venetian blinds and roller blinds in all coaches no matter the class, with additional fire extinguishers having been installed in all coaches.
To enhance the safety of the train, they have also shifted electrical junctions from passenger area to the non-passenger area that too to a centralized distribution board.
The fitted lights have also been enhanced with berth reading lights and and embarking lights being introduced in all the coaches and classes.