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  • Wednesday, October, 2020| Today's Market | Current Time: 11:03:02
  • The Kashi Mahakal Express, the third private train of IRCTC, will start from today. The train service will link the three Jyotirlinga – Omkareshwar near Indore, Mahakaleshwar, in Ujjain and Kashi Vishwanath in Varanasi.

    First Kashi Mahakal train will start from Varanasi today afternoon and will reach Indore tomorrow morning on the day of Mahashivratri. This is also the first overnight journey train run by IRCTC. Chief Regional Manager of IRCTC Ashwini Shrivastava told AIR news that apart from giving high-class facilities, IRCTC is also offering tour packages of Omkareshvar.

    Flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, the train will cover 1,131 km between Varanasi and Indore via Lucknow and a distance of 1,102 km between Varanasi and Indore via Prayagraj in approximately 19 hours.

    Light devotional music, two dedicated private guards in every coach and only vegetarian meals are some of the features of the fully 3-AC service. The train will run thrice a week between Varanasi and Indore.

    Kashi Mahakal Express will follow a dynamic fare structure like the other two Tejas Express trains. According to  IRCTC, a one way journey from Varanasi to Indore in Kashi Mahakal Express will cost Rs.1951.

    Indore-Varanasi Kashi Mahakal Express will be the first private train that will run overnight. For a comfortable long distance journey, the train will feature a host of facilities. IRCTC will serve vegetarian food, housekeeping services, on-board security services and bedrolls. Along with that, every passenger will be provided complimentary travel insurance of 10 lakh.

    The tickets of IRCTC run Kashi Mahakal Express will be available for booking on their website and the mobile app ‘Irctc Rail Connect’. Authorized agents and online travel partners of IRCTC can also book tickets for travelers.

    The train will have an advance reservation period of 120 days and will only have the general and foreign tourist quotas. The current booking will be available to the passengers on the platform itself after preparation of first chart, 4 hours to 5 minutes before the scheduled departure of the train.