The sources in the Railway have confirmed that as per the request made by the MoSR Suresh Angadi a new Janshatabdi train would be started in the new year in between Pune and Belagavi.
The distance between Pune to Belagavi is 416 km and it will give good connectivity.
The Jan Shatabdi Express is a more affordable and economical version of the Shatabdi Express. It is similar to Shatabdi Express in terms of fare and precedence but Jan Shatabdi Express has all the classes such as Executive Class, AC Chair Car, Indian Railways coaching stock while Shatabdi Express does not have the 2nd Class seating coaches. The fare does not include food charges, but it has the onboard catering service on some routes from where food can be bought. The top speed of Jan Shatabdi trains is 140 km/hr with an average of 70 km/hr.
The journey will be around 6.30 to 7 hours and normally the train leaves in the morning and returns up to 10.30 PM at night to the designated station.