- The new weekly train will start from Varanasi every Friday and from Vadodara every Wednesday.
- The Mahamana Express route - a 1,531-kilometres journey between the two cities - will take 27 hours and 30 minutes.
- The train offers ergonomically-designed ladders for climbing to upper berths and snack tables for side berths.
- Its windows have powered venetian blinds and roller blinds. There are LED lights for reading and at several points to make it easier to find berths.
- All coaches have fire extinguishers and the pantry car has an electrically-operated chimney.
- The train will stop at Bharuch and Surat in Gujarat; Amalner and Bhusawal in Maharashtra; Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni and Satna in Madhya Pradesh and Chheoki in Uttar Pradesh.
- The Mahamana Express will have one AC First Class coach, two Second Class AC coaches, eight sleeper and four general coaches, one pantry car and two guard brake vans.
- According to a statement, the train's toilets have platform washbasins, bigger mirrors and an odour control system.
- The first Mahamana Express, named after freedom fighter Madan Mohan Malviya who was known as Mahamana Pandit, was launched last year.
- The service currently runs in the Varanasi-Delhi and Bhopal-Khajuraho routes.
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