Bihar’s 1st Amrit Bharat exp to connect birthplaces of Sita & Ram

Trial run of non-AC superfast train from Darbhanga to Anand Vihar is expected to complete by the month-end so that its commercial operation could start before opening of Ram Temple in Ayodhya

Amrit Bharat Express

Patna: The first Amrit Bharat Express—the upcoming no-frills superfast express—originating from Bihar will connect the birthplaces of Goddess Sita in Sitamarhi with Lord Ram in Ayodhya enroute Darbhanga and Delhi.

The 22-coach rake, consisting of sleeper and general class compartments, and engines have reached the Samastipur railway division for final composition and trial. The train is fitted with two engines in push and pull style and can run up to the speed of 130 kmph.

Train to run via Sitamarhi and Ayodhya

Officials of Samastipur railway division under the east central railway zone said that the train will run between Darbhanga and Anand Vihar in Delhi via Sitamarhi, Raxaul, Paniahwa, Valmikinagar in Bihar and Ayodhya and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. The rake has been made available to the division and engineers from Chittaranjan and Ghaziabad locomotive units have arrived for integration of the engines and scrutinise the safety parametres for the trial run.

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Trial run to complete by the month-end

The much-awaited trial run of the first non-air conditioned superfast train is expected to begin in the next few days after the engineers fully integrated the engines with coaches in perfect synchronisation. Unlike other trains, Amrit Bharat express has two especially designed engines on both sides in push and pull style, hence perfect synchronisation of the engines are must. Officials said that initial trial run will be conducted between Darbhanga and Ayodhya, before proceeding on the full length journey.

Time of launch and fare to be decided

Divisional railway manager (DRM), Samastipur, Vinay Kumar Srivastava said that the date and time for commercial launch of the train is yet to be decided by the railway board. “Fare of the train will also be announced later,” said another senior officer of the division.

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The train will help the people of north Bihar region to go to Delhi and other destination at faster speed and lower cost, as it has no AC bogeys. There are still limited number of trains from North Bihar region, which often leads to longer waiting list. Officials said that the issue of waiting list for Delhi bound trains would ease once the train starts its commercial run, expectedly before inauguration of majestic Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22.

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