Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Train to Shirdi .

Share Author: Manisha.Rautela.Bisht on 5:46 PM

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Happy Baba's day to all

From the newspaper resource it has been updated that finally a rail link to Shirdi is going to start very soon .Last year when we visited at Holy darbar of Baba in June via Manmad my husband had visited the construction site and seen the progress .During that time the estimated time by supervisor was told nearly one year and within no time this service shall be availed by all . Starting of the train shall be very beneficial to all the Sai devotees from all 4 major Cities .I am putting the article as published in Indianexpress.Jai Sai Ram .

Finally, a rail link to Shirdi, from Manmad via Puntamba .
Mumbai: The day is not far when thousands of Mumbai’s Shirdi Sai Baba devotees can directly reach Shirdi for darshan by an overnight rail journey. The work on the new Puntamba-Shirdi line has been completed. The Commissioner of Railway Safety will inspect the tracks on February 10 and the line is expected to be opened for railway traffic by the end of this month. According to sources, the Railway Board has decided that Train No 1333, which goes to Manmad, will now go to Shirdi via Puntamba.

The train, which departs from CST at 10.55 pm, is expected to reach Shirdi at 7.35 pm. In the return direction, it will leave Shirdi at night and reach Mumbai the next morning. K K Sharma, chief administrative officer (construction) , said: “All the major works have been completed. The final touches on the tracks and the station building at Shirdi are being done now.” He said the Commissioner of Railway Safety’s inspection has been scheduled on February 10. “Hopefully, the line will be opened for traffic in February itself.” Sources said painting and plaster works are underway at the Shirdi station. “Air-conditioners are being installed at many offices.

Also, hectometre posts are being put up along the tracks. Work is also being done on rails to make it smooth so that trains may run smoothly even at high speed.” The 17.5-km Puntamba-Shirdi stretch is a long-pending project, which started in December 2003. Railways required 103.8 hectares of land for the stretch. The proposals were submitted in 2001 and the work was sanctioned. The total cost of the project is Rs 78 crore.
Pilgrims’ gain .

Shirdi is famous for being the abode of Shirdi Sai Baba. Several thousand pilgrims visit the town every day and the number reaches lakhs during festival season.

There is no railway link to Shirdi at present and pilgrims reach the town by road after alighting at Kopargaon, Manmad and Nashik Road railway stations. The new broad guage line, originating from Puntamba on Daund-Manmad route will provide direct rail link to Shirdi from all parts of the country.


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