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    Diwali Cheer For Railway Passengers! 9 New Sewa Service Trains Launched

    Sewa Service Trains are aimed at facilitating railway passengers to reach major hubs and cities

    Giving a big boost to last-mile connectivity between small towns and major cities in India, Minister of Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal launched new sets of Sewa Service trains on October 15th, 2019. The Railway minister flagged off as many as nine Sewa Service trains ahead of the festival of Diwali from the New Delhi railway station via video conference.

    These new trains will provide daily services and are aimed at facilitating railway passengers to reach major hubs and cities. In Assam, one Seva Service train has been launched between Murkongselek village of Dhemaji district and Dibrugarh.

    “Trains will operate from the last station of a small town to the nearest railway station of a big city so that people from remote places can come to the nearest big city. This service will give the people from small towns the desired connectivity,” said Chief Public Relations Officer of Northeast Frontier Railway, Subhanan Chanda.

    Here’s the list of the nine Sewa Service trains by Indian Railways –

    1. Murkongselek – Dibruagrah Passenger Train
    2. Vadnagar – Mahesanu DEMU
    3. Asarva (Ahmedabad) – Himmatnagar DEMU
    4. Karur – Salem DEMU
    5. Yesvantpur – Tumkur DEMU
    6. Delhi – Shamli Passenger Train
    7. Bhubaneshwar – Nayagarh Town Express
    8. Palani – Coimbatore Passenger Train
    9. Coimbatore – Pollachi Passenger Train

    Among these nine services, five trains will provide daily services which include –

    Murkongselex to Dibrugarh

    Delhi to Shamli

    Bhubaneswar to Nayagarh Town

    Kota to Jhalawar City

    Coimbatore to Palani

    Four trains will provide six days a week service which includes –

    Vadnagar to Mahesana

    Asarya to Himmatnagar

    Karur to Salem

    Yesvantpur to Tumkur

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