Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today i.e. 27.06.2016 at Rail Bhawan flagged off and dedicated new trains service viz. Patna-Ara MEMU (63213/63124) to the nation through video-conferencing. Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha was also present to grace the occasion. Chairman Railway Board Shri A.K. Mital, Member Traffic Railway Board Shri Mohd. Jamshed and other Board Members were among those present on the occasion. Various several other dignitaries were also present on both ends.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that people living in populous States of Bihar, UP, Jharkhand and West Bengal use rail transport in a big way. Thus, the Railways is focusing to improve train frequency and new train services in this region. And today’s flag-off is a step in this direction.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha said that Indian Railways during the process of policy making keeps in mind all segments of the society. He said that MEMU and DEMU train services in these States have special significance for daily passengers.
SALIENT FEATURES OF THE SERVICE LAUNCHED : -
63213/63214 Patna-Ara MEMU (Daily)
63213 Patna-Ara MEMU
63214 Ara-Patna MEMU
Journey time: From Patna to Ara: 01hrs. 35 mins
From Ara to Patna : 01 hrs. 30 mins
Stoppages: All stoppages enroute
Distance: 50 Km