The Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhu, in a programme held on 08.11.2016 at Rail Bhawan flagged off 15069/15070 Gorakhpur-Badshahnagar (Lucknow) Express (daily) through Video-Conferencing. Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain was specially present to grace the occasion. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Traffic, Railway Board Shri Mohd. Jamshed, other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also present on the occasion at Rail Bhawan end. Local Members of Parliament of Gorakhpur and other districts were also present to grace the flag off function at Gorakhpur end.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that Uttar Pradesh is a big and populous State and thus it requires better railway network. He said that Gorakhpur is a big city which has historic importance too, this new intercity train service will help the Gorakhpur people to grow in social and economic terms.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain said that the rail is the cheapest mode of travel in India. Thus, Railways intends to expand rail network throughout the length and breadth of the country so that every citizen can be benefitted. He said that Railways will introduce some more new trains services soon.
The schedule including timings, stoppages etc. of the train service is as under:
1. 15069/15070 Gorakhpur-Badshahnagar Express (daily).
|15069 GORAKHPUR BADSHAHNAGAR EXP.||(↓) STATION (↑)||15070 BADSHAHNAGAR-GORAKHPUR EXP|
|334 KM||DISTANCE||334 KM|
|6Hr.05Min||RUNNING TIME||6 Hr. 50 Min|
|54.9 KMPH||AVERAGE SPEED||48.81 KMPH|
2. Stoppages: Anand Nagar, Naugarh, Balrampur, Sohratgarh, Barhni, Tulsipur, Gonda, Barabanki and Malhaur
3. Primary maintenance – Lucknow/NER
4. Composition – Guard Coach -02, AC chair Car-1, 2nd Sitting-04,
12 Coach General – 5
5. Days of run – Daily