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