The holy town of Pushkar became part of the railway map on Monday when the first train from Pushkar chugged on its way to Ajmer. Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi flagged off the train at a glittering ceremony attended by a huge gathering.
Addressing a meeting at the flagging off of the first train, Rajasthan’s chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that investments in Rajasthan will increase as there is a network of roads and railways even to remote places.
The 10-coach train, which will run all days except Tuesdays and Fridays, will start off from Ajmer at 9.15 am and reach Pushkar at 10.40 am and return at 3.40 pm to reach Ajmer at 5 pm. A meagre fare of Rs. 5/- will be charged from each passenger of the train, less than half of what is being charged by buses for the same distance.
This will change the image of Rajasthan as proper infrastructure is coming up here.
Union minister of state for IT and communications Sachin Pilot requested the railway minister to provide new trains in the route.