Students and executives from Amravati region residing in Pune have news to cheer, as the Railway Board has decided to extend the 11025-11026 Pune-Bhusawal-Pune Hutatma Express till Amravati, reports Vijay Pinjarkar.
The train will benefit passengers going to Pune from the region. The train has multiple coaches including chair cars, which cost around ₹150 for a Pune trip.
Though the Railway Board has declared the timings, the exact date of train starting will be announced soon.
Amravati MP Navneet Rana, who initiated the move, claimed the train would start operations on November 1, ahead of the Diwali vacations. However, Central Railway officials said they have no idea. “No notification has been issued on the exact date of operations,” said divisional railway manager (DRM) Ity Pandey, Bhusawal.
The Railway Board had on October 20, 2023, issued a circular extending the Pune-Bhusawal Hutatma Express to Amravati.Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune has partnered with the Central Railway Association to provide emergency medical care to train commuters. The 24×7 medical room and pharmacy will address the urgent healthcare needs of passengers facing medical emergencies during their journeys. The facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed by highly trained medical professionals. The initiative aims to reduce response time and save lives in cases of heart attacks, strokes, accidents, and other emergencies that occur during train travel.
Southern Railways is addressing the concerns of daily passengers by adding additional coaches to eight trains operating in Kerala. The extra coaches will help alleviate train delays and a shortage of general coaches. The schedule for adding these coaches has been announced, with the first train set to have additional coaches starting from October 28.
A three-day entrepreneurship and skill development training program on medicinal and aromatic plants was recently held at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory in Pune. The program focused on cultivation, processing, and marketing of these plants. Dr. Ashish Lele, director of CSIR-NCL, led the inaugural session. The event also saw the presence of Dr. Alok Kalra, former director of CSIR-CMAP, who emphasized the successes achieved by farmers through the Aroma Mission. The technical session provided guidance on advanced agricultural techniques for various plants and participants had the opportunity to ask questions and receive solutions from experts.