Coming Soon: New Rajdhani train on Delhi-Mumbai route via Madhya Pradesh

Coming Soon: New Rajdhani train on Delhi-Mumbai route via Madhya Pradesh
While the two existing Rajdhani services on the Delhi-Mumbai route pass via Gujarat, the new one will be the first to take a detour via Madhya Pradesh (Picture: Train Helpline)

In response to the growing demand from passengers, railways is set to add a new train to its fleet of Rajdhani expresses by starting another Delhi-Mumbai service that will cover Kalyan, Nasik, and Khandwa in Maharashtra’s Central Railway zone.

This will be the first such train passing through the Central zone, covering Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Kalyan, Nasik, Jalgaon, Khandwa, Bhopal, Jhansi, Agra, and Hazrat Nizamuddin, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday.

At present there are two Rajdhani trains running between Delhi and Mumbai.

“We will soon flag off another Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani which will be the first Rajdhani to pass through Central Railways zone. This was a request from the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis,” Goyal said.

The current fleet size of Rajdhani trains on the railway network is 23, with two catering to Mumbai.

Currently, two Rajdhani trains one from Mumbai Central and the other from Bandra Terminus run on Western Railway.

This will be the first Rajdhani in the state which will take a detour via Madhya Pradesh, instead of Gujarat.

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