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10 new Duronto trains; 101 locals for Mumbai

Last updated on: February 24, 2010 17:16 IST

The Indian Railways will launch 10 more Duranto trains, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said while presenting the Budget on Wednesday.

The Railways will run following new Duronto trains for providing non-stop point to point services between cities offering large volumes of traffic.

1.Yeshwantpur (Bangalore) – Delhi (AC) (Weekly)
2.Mumbai-Secunderabad AC (Bi-weekly)
3.Pune-Howrah AC (Bi-weekly)
4.Mumbai-Ernakulam AC (Bi-weekly)
5.Indore-Mumbai AC (Bi-weekly)
6.Jaipur-Mumbai AC (Bi-weekly)

In addition, following Durontos will run in the day time:

1.Chandigarh-Amritsar
2.Chennai-Coimbatore
3.Puri-Howrah
4.Howrah-Digha

Mumbai to get 101 new local trains

During the next financial year, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai will get extended suburban services.

In Mumbai, 101 additional services are proposed to be introduced with 32 services in Thane/Kalyan to Kasara/Karjat/Khopoli, 16 services on the Mainline, 18 services on the Harbour line and 35 services on trans-Harbour line.

In Chennai region, new services will be introduced over Chennai Central – Sullurpeta – Chennai Beach, Chennai Beach – Velachery – Chennai Beach (on the MRTS), Chennai Beach – Tiruttani – Chennai Central, Chennai Central – Arakkonam – Chennai Central. Work on the extension of MRTS Phase II from Velachary to St. Thomas Mount is in progress and targeted from completion by March 2012.

In Kolkata region, new services will be introduced in the sections of Sealdah-Kalyani, Sealdah-Canning, Sealdah-Namkhana, Sealdah-Bangaon, Howrah-Tarakeswar-Bandel-Barddhwan, Sealdah-Ranaghat and Sealdah-Kolkata (via Ballygunge-Majerhat-B.B.D. Bagh). A survey will be conducted linking Howrah and Sealdah. Also a new station building at the Ballygunge junction station will be built and named as Bahadur Shah Zafar Station.

(PIB)