The Union Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal flagged off Mau-Anand Vihar Biweekly Special train through video conferencing today along with other dignitaries present at the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Minister Shri Piyush Goyal said, “This new train connecting Mau with Anand Vihar will fulfill the long pending demand of the people of the Purvanchal. The new train will boost economy of this region. In the present Government under PM Shri Narendra Modi, the budget allocation for Rail projects in Uttar Pradesh has been increased to ten times as compared to 2009-14. This shows the commitment of the Government for development of infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh.”
The train will connect Mau with National Capital & bring socio economic development in the Purvanchal region.Local industries in the region shall get the boost with improved connectivity.
Train no. 05139 Mau-Anand Vihar Terminus shall depart from Mau on every Tuesday and Friday at 20.50 hrs and shall reach Anand Vihar Terminus next day at 11:30 hrs.
Train no. 05140 Anand Vihar-Mau Biweekly Special shall depart from Anand Vihar terminus on every Wednesday and Saturday at 16:45 hrs and shall reach Mau at 06:20 hrs next day.
This train will have total 21 LHB Coaches. It shall have stoppages at Aunrihar, Jaunpur, Sultanpur, Lucknow and Kanpur Central stations enroute in both directions.
Today, this train is being run as “Inaugural Special Train”.