Sunday, May 18, 2014

Shirdi connecting by Air - Shirdi News,

1) 26th April`2014 - The Maharashtra Govt is trying to introduce subsidized air connectivity from Juhu aerodrome to tier II and III cities in the state including SHIRDI. If the project gets implemented, it will be the first time that the government would subsidize up to 7 seats to promote air connectivity. Senior government employees and bureaucrats might use these seats for official travel. Supreme Aviation will operate two nine-seater Cessna Caravan aircraft (non-schedule) daily from Juhu. It will also cover cities like Amravati, Aurangabad, Nanded, Solapur, Ratnagiri, Karad, and Kolhapur. There will be night halts at Jalgaon and Kolhapur.

2) 02nd May`2014 - Aurangabad Bench of Bombay High Court orders Shirdi Sansthan to Nominate an IAS officer, as its Chief Executive Officer, within 45 Days !

3) As of March`2013, the Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Maharashtra has jewellery worth over Rs.50,53,17,473 and FD's worth around Rs.627,56,97,488. The temple also has foreign currency worth Rs.17,05,137. It claimed to be spending Rs.76 crore on charity, including Rs.45 crore towards the development of an airport at Shirdi and hosting a Sai Bhajan Sandhya in London for Rs.24,69,239. In 2013, the temple received donations worth Rs.2,06,14,96,152. The same year, an official of the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust reportedly said that the temple had received cash and jewellery worth Rs 3.44 crore in three days — Rs.3 crore in gold and silver ornaments and the rest through sales at temple counters and devotees’ accommodation.

4) From June, Surat city will launch the state's first full-fledged air taxi service using Cessna Aircrafts and Choppers, from Surat to Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Amreli, Rajkot, Porbandar, Bhuj, Jaipur and Mumbai. And soon, the company also plans to run a weekly trip every Thursday to Shirdi from Surat as there are a lot of pilgrims to the Shirdi Sai Baba temple.

5) Lucknow to Shirdi Summer Special Trains: From May`2014 to June`2014, IRCTC will be running special summer Trains from Lucknow to Shirdi. Passengers can board trains from Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi and Sultanpur. Shirdi trips will be available between May 3-8, May 16-21, May 23-28 and June 5-10 and will cost Rs 3,330/-

6) New-Delhi to Shirdi (13 trips) Summer Special Trains:Weekly AC Superfast Special Trains from April to June`2014.

Train No. 04012 will leave New Delhi at 23.55 hrs on every Wednesdayfrom 02nd April to 26th June and arrive Sainagar Shirdi at 23.15 hrs next day.

Train No. 04011 will leave Sainagar Shirdi at 10.00 hrs on every Friday from 04th April to 27th June and arrive New Delhi at 08.15 hrs next day.

Halts: Manmad, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Habibganj, Bhopal, Jhansi, Gwalior, Agra Cantonment and Mathura Junction.

It will have one AC First class, Five AC 2-Tier, Seven AC 3-Tier and 2 Generators cum Guard's Brake vans.

7) This May`2014 when Shirdi Sansthan is celebrating the Golden Jubilee of 'Shri Sainath Hospital' @ Shirdi. A sting operation carried on by a News Channel exposes that this Shirdi Sansthan managed Hospital, which is supposed to give Medicines etc totally Free Of Cost to the Poor and needy patients, is actually charging them for the same. Plus some more info came to light for which the Executive Officer Shri Ajay More gave some reply when this matter was brought forward to him by the news channel. Things have been rectified and the poor have started getting medicines free of cost. (As the Video is in Marathi which I do not understand properly...this is only what I cld understand)

Credits: Article By - Rohit Behal

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