Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu has inaugurated through video conferencing the Train No. 22427/22428 (Balia – Anand Vihar Terminus – Balia) weekly today i.e. 28-10-16 . Minister of State for Railways & Minister of State for Communication (Independent Charge) Shri Manoj Sinha, were specially present to grace the occasion at Delhi end. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A. K. Mital, Member Traffic Shri Mohd. Jamshed and other Railway Board Members and senior officials were also present on the occasion. Members of Parliament Shri Harish Dwivedi and Shri Neeraj Shekhar were also present to the grace the occasion at Delhi end. Many dignitaries were present on this occasion at Ballia end.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu said that it was a long pending demand of the Ballia people to introduce a direct train between Ballia and Delhi which has now been fulfilled on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Communication (Independent Charge) Shri Manoj Sinha said that Indian Railways wants to bring every corner of the country on railway map in true spirit and is working in that direction effortlessly. He congratulated the people of Ballia District on the introduction of this new train.
THE ABSTRACT SCHEDULE INCLUDING TIMINGS, COMPOSITION, STOPPAGES ETC. OF THE TRAIN SERVICE INTRODUCED TODAY IS AS UNDER:
Ø 22427/22428 Anand Vihar(T)-Ballia Express (Weekly)
|22428 Anand Vihar (T)-Ballia||(↓)Station(↑)||22427 Ballia-Anand Vihar (T)|
|23.55||Anand Vihar (T)||12:50|
Ø Days of run: Ex-ANVT – Saturday
Ex-BUI – Sunday
Ø One way distance: 887 Kms.
Ø Journey time:
From Anand Vihar(T) to Ballia: 15 hrs. 40 mins
From Ballia to Anand Vihar: 14 hrs. 50 mins
Ø Stoppages: Khurja Jn, Aligarh Jn, Kanpur Jn, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gyanpur Road, Manduadih, Ghazipur City, Karimuddinpur.
Ø Composition of regular service: Guard Coach -2, General-6, Sleepar-6, AC 2 -1, AC 3 -1 = 16 Coaches
Ø Nature of Service: Superfast Express