The new weekly superfast train Mahamana express will run from Varanasi every Friday and from Vadodara every Wednesday. The 1,531-km journey between the two cities will take 27 hour 30 minutes.There has long been a demand for a direct train between Varanasi and Vadodara.This superfast express train will have 9 stops including Vadodara, Surat, Itarsi, Jabalpur and Varanasi.It boasts modern luxurious coaches with plush interiors. These include ergonomically designed ladders for climbing to upper berths, snack tables for side berths, windows with powered venetian blinds and roller blinds, LED lights as berth indicators, LED reading lights, fire extinguishers in all coaches and electrically operated chimney in the pantry car.