The decision to extend the DEMU train between Ahmedabad and Himmatgar to Dungarpur from 15 January, is a welcome news at the beginning of the year for residents of the Dungarpur district under Udaipur division.
The Ahmedabad - Himmatnagar route is being served by the DEMU train for the past five years. Extending it till Dungarpur from this month will come as a relief for commuters from this area, since the last train which was running between Udaipur and Ahmedabad along this route was discontinued from 1 January, 2017. Rail transport was absent in this area since then and after the broad gauge work began on the Udaipur - Ahmedabad circuit. During this time, the divisional railway office was plying a DEMU train between Ahmedabad and Himmatnagar.
As per information provided to the media, the DEMU train will depart from Dungarpur at 2:20pm. Passengers from the Dungarpur district will once again be connected to Ahmedabad and beyond by rail.
As per Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Railways, VIvek Rawat, the process for extending the DEMU service till Dungarpur is almost complete and the proposal for the extension has been sent to the Railway headquarters. IT is expected that the formalisation of the process will be completed before the beginning of next week