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Mumbai to Varanasi train journey to take 24 hours

Currently, it takes 26-31 hours to cover the distance from Mumbai to Benaras by train, with the private trains plying, the train journey can be completed in just 24 hours.

Mumbai to Varanasi train journey to take 24 hours
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The Railways are touted to ply private trains from Mumbai to Benaras in the coming days. At present, it takes 26 to 31 hours to cover the distance from Mumbai to Benaras by train, with the private trains plying, the train journey can be completed in just 24 hours.

The days on which the private trains are said to run have also been decided. This includes Varanasi-Mumbai, Varanasi-Delhi, Anand Vihar-Darbhanga, Varanasi-Bathinda, Manduwadih-Ambala trains running daily and Varanasi-Howrah trains running three days a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, between Varanasi and Tirupati. The Varanasi-Surat train is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Private trains are divided into clusters. Varanasi-Mumbai in Cluster-1, Varanasi-Surat in Cluster-2, Varanasi-Delhi in Cluster-3, Anand Vihar Via Banaras-Darbhanga in Cluster-4, Varanasi-Bathinda in Cluster-5, Varanasi-Howrah in Cluster-6 and so on.

Meanwhile, in the case of locals, the BMC Commissioner had earlier stated that the local trains in Mumbai would only resume for the general public when the surge in cases of coronavirus in the city halts.

With the resumption in the lockdown relaxations, the people in the city of Mumbai have faced major inconveniences with regards to the mode of travel. Moreover, the people have been demanding the allowance to travel in the Mumbai local for a while now. In this backdrop, the BMC Commissioner has made his position clear with regards to the general public travelling in the local trains.

The local trains had earlier resumed operations on June 15, after nearly two months of remaining non-operational due to the coronavirus induced lockdown and are currently plying only the people who are engaged in essential services. 

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