Request to start a high speed train between Lucknow and Pune .

Request to start a high speed train between Lucknow and Pune .

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I am a software engineer working in Pune from RaeBareli district Uttar Pradesh ,living in Pune from last 5 yrs .

I feel that the journey between Pune and Lucknow is troublesome and exhausting and there is a need to bring the change .

 I face lots of difficulties while travelling from Pune to Lucknow and then to Raebareli and vice versa as there are only few express trains available ,and the flights are very expensive .Most of us would be facing  the same problem.

Let’s go through each mode of travel in detail:-

1) Train-There are only few express trains (2-3) available from Pune, and they take more than 24 hrs to reach Lucknow . They usually (almost every time) get late by 2-3 hrs after Kanpur junction.So the travel time between Pune to Lucknow becomes around 28 hrs.

Moreover, if we want to book tatkal tickets ,then there is very less probability to get the confirmed tickets.

So, forget about reaching home early (when your hometown 3-4 hrs even from Lucknow) in case of medical emergency of your family members .

Taking Train from Mumbai would also take almost the same time as the duration between Pune to Mumbai is 3 hrs and Mumbai to Lucknow 24 hrs(excluding the train delay hrs and time taken to change the train or bus at Mumbai )

2)Flight-The flights are also expensive between Pune to Lucknow as compared to other cities like Hyderabad to Lucknow(~1330 kms),Bangalore to Lucknow(~2000 kms) which are at a greater distance from Lucknow than Pune .

Also, everyone can’t afford flights as they are overpriced during peak hours like Holi,Diwali,Christmas ,Weekends,National Holidays etc.

So ,I hereby request to the Railway Ministry and respected Railway Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal to take this into consideration and start a new premium train like Duranto / Shatabdi /Vande Bharat which takes around 17-18  hrs to reach to Lucknow.

I would also like to bring to your notice that travel time between Mumbai and Delhi is around 16 hrs via Rajdhani (that is covering 1300 km approx.) and  it is  further going to be reduced to 12 hrs by starting Vande Bharat express on this route. So, the same can be applied between Pune-Lucknow route as well having almost the same distance (i.e approx 1300 kms).

It would also benefit people living in nearby Lucknow region like (Raebareli,Kanpur,Gonda,Bahraich, Pratapgadh , Gorakhpur and many more ) who can only reach to their concerned districts via Lucknow . Also,if the train passes through Madhya  Pradesh, this will also benefit the people residing in Bhopal and nearby  areas.

I request you to sign my petition and raise a collective voice to request the Railway Ministry to take this into their consideration and take suitable action as early as possible.

Also, you can join us and show your support online by sending a tweet to #PuneToLucknowCommuteFaster

It will benefit lakhs of people living in Pune for work like you and me.

Remember, your 2 minutes of time can bring the change, so Be The Change and Raise your voice.

 

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