Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off IRCTC‘s third private train, the Kashi Mahakal Express, which will connect places related to three jyotirlingas-Omkareshwar near Indore, Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain, and Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi.
The inaugural run of the train was flagged off from Varanasi by PM Modi through video link. Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has already launched two Tejas Express trains on New Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad routes.
After the successful run of Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express and Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express trains, IRCTC- a subsidiary of Indian Railways is starting operations of the third private passenger train- Kashi Mahakal Express.
The train, which will run over the Indore-Varanasi route, will begin regular commercial operations from 20 February 2020 onwards. The train will also connect three Jyotirlingas – Omkareshwar, Mahakaleshwar and Kashi Vishwanath. The fully air-conditioned IRCTC Kashi Mahakal Express train will have Humsafar Express-type rakes.
IRCTC has kept the fare of the Kashi Mahakal Express dynamic in nature. The market-linked fares will be based on the demand for occupancy. For example, the fare for Train number 82401 Varanasi-Indore for February 20 at the time of writing this story stood at Rs 1,951.
kashi Mahakal express train will halt at the following stations: Ujjain, Sant Hirdaram Nagar, Bina, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow & Sultanpur stations.
IRCTC’s new train Kashi Mahakal Express train will depart from Varanasi at 02.45 pm on every Tuesday and Thursday and will arrive at Indore at 09.40 am the next day i.e Wednesday and Friday.
The superfast fully AC train will depart from Indore at 10.55 am on every Wednesday and Friday and will arrive in Varanasi on every Thursday and Saturday.