Shri Pralhad Joshi, Hon’ble Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines and Shri Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways, Coal & Mines, Government of India flagged off the inaugural run of Kalaburagi-Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus, Kolhapur Express (Extension of Solapur-Miraj Express).
- Dr. Umesh G Jadhav, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Shri Dattatreya C. Patil Revoor, Hon’ble MLA graced the function with their presence at Kalaburagi station.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Pralhad Joshi, Hon’ble Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines said “There is a tremendous development of various infrastructure related works on Indian Railways which include electrification, doubling of tracks and provision of better passenger facilities under the guidance and able leadership of the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Minister of Railways. Indian Railways has strived to reach every nook and corner of the country providing a fast, safe and comfortable travel to its passengers.
Shri Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways, Coal & Mines in his address said Vande Bharat trains are the future of Indian Railways. The run of trains is being restored and Kalaburagi-Kolhapur Express is one among them. Extending the run of the train from Solapur to Kalaburagi in one direction and Miraj to Kolhapur in other direction will greatly benefit farmers, traders, tourists, pilgrims, students and other passengers along this route.
- Earlier, Shri Alok Singh, Additional General Manager, Central Railway welcomed the Hon’ble dignitaries, the Media and passengers through video link from Headquarters Mumbai. Shri Sanjeev Kishore, General Manager, South Western Railway was also present at Hubballi along with Hon’ble Minister of parliamentary affairs.
- Shri Shailesh Gupta, Divisional Railway Manager, Solapur Division presented the vote of thanks. Senior Officials from Headquarters attended the function through video link and Branch officers from Solapur Division were present at Kalaburagi railway station.
- Regular services of Train no 22155 / 22156 Kalaburagi- Shri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus Kolhapur Express will commence from 17.9.2022.
Source: Central Railway -Press Release | Image Credit: MoR