Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flagged off an inter-city express train between Manduadih and Patna.
The train said to be the third Mahamana Express from Varanasi, equipped with all modern facilities, was flagged off from platform number one of the Manduadih railway station here.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha and UP BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey were present during the flagging off of the new train.
The train will have 10 non-AC chair car coaches. The train will also have one AC coach and two general bogies. Among the facilities which have been provided in the coaches include LED lighting, charging points, digital display, high-quality toilet fittings etc.
Two Mahamana Express trains are already running from Varanasi, PM Modi's Lok Sabha constituency, to New Delhi and Vadodara. A Mahamana Express train also runs on the Bhopal-Khajuraho route.
The Mahamana Express trains with plush interiors have been built under the Make in India initiative. The Modi government had launched the first rake of the Mahamana Express as part of Indian Railways' Model Rake Project in 2016. (UNI)