Train flagging off function held
City MLA M Suguna, MLCs G Sreenivasulu and Y Sreenivasulu Reddy, BJP leader K Santha Reddy, Guntakal Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM) KV Subbarayudu and other leaders and officials have participated in a function organised here on Thursday for flagging off Humsafar weekly express between Tirupati and Jammu Tawi.
Tirupati: City MLA M Suguna, MLCs G Sreenivasulu and Y Sreenivasulu Reddy, BJP leader K Santha Reddy, Guntakal Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM) KV Subbarayudu and other leaders and officials have participated in a function organised here on Thursday for flagging off Humsafar weekly express between Tirupati and Jammu Tawi.
- MLA, MLCs, ADRM and local leaders take part
- Reduce fare of Humsafar train, demands MLC Y Sreenivasulu Reddy
- MLC G Sreenivasulu asks SCR to construct an under bridge at Rayalacheruvu gate
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and other dignitaries have flagged off the train through remote video linkage from Vijayawada.Train No.22705 Tirupati-Jammu Tawi express leaves Tirupati station on every Tuesday at 5.15 pm and reach Jammu Tawi at 9.10 am on Thursday. In return, the train will leave Jammu Tawi at 5.30 am on Friday and reach Tirupati on Sunday at 11.25 am.
It takes 52 hours for the journey between Tirupati-Jammu Tawi whereas it reaches Tirupati from Jammu Tawi in 54 hours. It has 16 three tier AC coaches, one pantry car and two generator bogies. All AC three tier coaches are having 72 berths each with modern amenities. The price was fixed at Rs 2,960 from Tirupati to Jammu Tawi. As it is a premium train, it will have dynamic faring system with the price being increased as the demand increases.
The train offers a wide array of facilities and new features like GPS based passenger information display system inside the coaches, passenger announcement system, enhanced safety with the provision of fire and smoke detection and suppression system and CCTV provision.
It will have side curtains in the coach corridors including for the side berths which offer more privacy to every passenger. The mechanised laundry under BOOT scheme established at Tirupati was also inaugurated to improve the quality of the linen supplied to the travelling passengers of AC coaches. ADRM KV Subbarayudu said that the Railway department is in the process of transformation.
Guntakal division won 10 shields last year and said that Tirupati station is A1 station in the division. The sixth platform and south side entry works were going on with the cooperation of the Chief Minister, he added. The water recycling plant in Tirupati is nearing completion which can recycle 4,000 litres of water in a day.
Speaking on the occasion, MLC Y Sreenivasulu Reddy said that Tirupati station can be further developed only by taking the TTD land at south side. He demanded to fill all the vacancies in Railway department and reduce the fare in Humsafar train which is very high when compared with other trains. Another MLC G Sreenivasulu stressed upon the need for an under bridge at Rayalacheruvu gate and an over bridge at TTD dairy farm in Tirupati in view of the traffic problems.