Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited the New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express today. During his visit, the minister inspected the train as well as took feedback from the passengers present on the train. The video of the railway minister taking the first-hand assessment was shared on social media platforms while he was on the train. In the video, he can be seen interacting with travellers during their journey.
In the video, the railway minister can be seen asking about the cleanliness of the train. The passengers can be heard giving positive feedback about the services on the train. Furthermore, by the end of the video, Ashwini Vaishnaw can be sitting with an official, talking about the functioning of the train. He also mentioned that the passengers informed him about the timeliness of the train on the route.
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In a statement, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw informed that the Indian Railways will take new initiatives on the route. He informed that the speed of the train on the New Delhi-Ajmer route will be increased by making changes in the track. Furthermore, he confirmed that the Vande Bharat trains will be operated on the New Delhi-Jaipur route. The operations of the semi-high-speed train will begin after the conclusion of the testing and trials on the route.
Passengers feedback; boarded Ajmer Shatabdi from NDLS pic.twitter.com/GMxpkcpMBe
— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) March 19, 2023
Shatabdi Express trains are one of the special trains operated by Indian Railways, among others like Rajdhani, Duronto, and others. These trains are usually used for short to medium distances to connect metro cities with other places that are important for tourism, pilgrimage, or business. Furthermore, the train is one of the fastest ones in India and can be signified by its distinct grey and blue colour.