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New Ashti-Ahmednagar new line inaugurated and inaugural run New Ashti-Ahmednagar DEMU service flagged off.

New Ashti-Ahmednagar new line inaugurated and  inaugural run New Ashti-Ahmednagar DEMU service flagged off.

The inaugural run of  New Ashti-Ahmednagar DEMU service was flagged off by Shri Eknath Shinde, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra (Through Video Conferencing) in the august presence of Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve, Hon'ble Minister of State for Railways, Coal and Mines, Government of India at New Ashti railway station o­n 23.9.2022. Earlier, the New Ashti -Ahmednagar new line (66 km)  by unveiling the plaque.

Shri Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Hon’ble Minister for Revenue, Animal Husbandry & Dairy development, Govt of Maharashtra, Smt. Pankaja Munde, Hon’ble Former Minister of Maharashtra, Hon’ble Members of Parliament Dr. Pritam Munde, Dr. Sujay Vikhe Patil,
Hon'ble MLCs Shri Suresh Dhas, Shri Ram Shinde, Hon'ble MLAs Shri Balasaheb Ajabe, Shri Laxman Pawar, former MLA Shri Shivaji Kardile and Smt. Pallavi Dhonde, Nagaradhyaksha were present in the occasion.

Shri Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway welcomed the dignitaries and briefed about the new DEMU train services. Shri Manoj Sharma, Chief Administrative Officer (Construction), Shri Mukul Jain, Principal Chief Operations Manager, Shri Ajoy Sadany, Principal Chief Security Commissioner, Shri Shailesh Gupta, Divisional Railway Manager, Solapur Division, Central Railway and other officials & public in large number were present o­n the occasion.

Background & Benefits:

• The 66 km New Ashti-Ahmednagar broad gauge line is a part of the 261 km Ahmednagar-Beed-Parli Vaijnath new broad gauge line project which is o­n 50-50 cost sharing between the Government of India and State Government.
• The DEMU service will ensure better connectivity to residents of the New Ashti-Ahmednagar belt and nearby areas.
• It will promote local trade and industries and thus boosting socio-economic growth of the Marathwada region.
• The DEMU train will leave Ahmednagar at 07.45 am and arrive New Ashti at 10.30 am and in return, will leave New Ashti at 11.00 am and arrive Ahmednagar at 1.55 pm. This train will run daily except Sunday.
• This DEMU train will halt at Kada, New Dhanora, Solapurwadi, New Loni and Narayandoho.
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Date: September 23 2022
PR No.2022/09/47
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai


(Shivaji Sutar)
Chief Public Relations Officer

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