7 July 2017


Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon'ble Minister of Railways inaugurated Train No 19305/19306 New Weekly Express between Indore & Guwahati, Flagged off Extended train 11703/11704 Rewa-Indore Express upto Dr Ambedkar Nagar(MHOW), Dedicated Electrification of Indore-Dr Ambedkar Nagar section and Released a book "Simhastha 2016 – A Railway Perspective" o­n Simhastha Kumbh Mela 2016, Ujjainthrough video conferencing, from Goa at a function held at Indore station o­n 7th July, 2017. Hon'ble Speaker of Lok Sabha, Smt. Sumitra Mahajan,  Hon'ble Mayor, Smt. Malini Laxmansinh Gaur, Hon'ble MPs, Smt. Savitri Thakur & Prof.  Chintamani Malviya and Hon'ble MLA Ms. Usha Thakur were present o­n this occasion at Indore station. Shri Rahul Jain, Additional General Manager, Western Railway welcomed the guests at the beginning of the function at Indore station.

Shri Prabhu said that the total outlay for projects in Madhya Pradesh is Rs 5376 crore, which is 354% increase from 2009-13. It will help in expediting o­ngoing projects. o­n this occasion, Smt Sumitra Mahajan, Hon'ble Lok Sabha Speaker said that several developmental rail projects in the region, under the leadership of Shri Prabhu, have played an important role in the development of the state of Madhya Pradesh. Shri Prabhu and Smt Mahajan dedicated the electrification of Indore-Dr Ambedkar Nagar section to the nation.

A new train 19305/19306 between Indore and Guwahati was introduced, which will increase connectivity of Malwa region with 4 States and immensely benefit the people. Indore-Guwahati-Indore Weekly Express will run with state of the art LHB coaches for comfort of passengers. In its regular run, Train No.19305 Indore-Guwahati Weekly Express will depart from Indore every Thursday at 14.00 hrs to reach Guwahati o­n Saturday at 14.25 hrs. w.e.f. 13/07/2017. Similarly, Train No. 19306 Guwahati-Indore Weekly Express will leave Guwahati every Sunday at 05.15 hrs to reach Indore at 07.10 hrs o­n Tuesday w.e.f. 16/07/2017. Train No 11704/11703 Indore-Rewa Express was also extended at this function. The train will now run upto Dr Ambedkar Nagar station (MHOW) for the convenience of people. Extension of this train will provide direct connectivity of Dr Ambedkar Nagar with Rewa & Jabalpur.

Shri Prabhu also released a coffee table book "Simhastha 2016 – A Railway Perspective" o­n Simhastha Kumbh Mela 2016, Ujjain, during the function. Memoirs of this Mela enumerating the details  pertaining to planning and management of the event, has been brought out in the Coffee table book. Smt Sumitra Mahajan and Shri Prabhu appreciated railway’s role in Simhastha Mela.