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Home > India > Business > Budget 2008-09 > Business Headline > Report

Good news! 53 new trains, 10 Garib Raths

February 26, 2008 14:32 IST

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has announced the introduction of 53 new trains and 10 Garib Rath trains to provide better comfort at lower fares.

He also proposed journey extension of 16 trains. Besides this, frequency of 11 trains will be increased.

New Garib Raths

1.       Jaipur-Chandigarh (Tri-weekly) via Rewari-Bhiwani

2.       Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Express (Tri-weekly)

3.       Varanasi-Delhi (Tri-weekly)

4.       Bangalore-Kochuveli(Tri-Weekly)

5.       Ranchi-Delhi (Bi-weekly)

6.       Jammu Tawi-Kathgodam (Weekly) (in lieu of Nizamuddin-Dehradun Garib Rath Express announced in the Railway Budget 2007-08)

7.       Yesvantpur-Puducherry (Tri-weekly)

8.       Jabalpur-Mumbai (Bi-weekly)

9.       Delhi-Jaynagar (Bi-Weekly) via Patna

10.   Pune-Nagpur (Tri-weekly)

New Trains

1.       Amravati-Mumbai Express (Bi-weekly)

2.       Chennai-Tiruchendur Express (Weekly)

3.       Hyderabad-Usmanabad Express (Tri-weekly)

4.       Bhubaneshwar-Mumbai Express (Bi-weekly) via Sambalpur

5.       Amritsar-Saharsa Jan Sadharan Express (Weekly) via Hasanpur

6.       Ranchi-Chopan Express(Tri-weekly)

7.       Asansol-Mumbai Express via Jasidih (Weekly) with restoration of Howrah-Mumbai Mail via Gaya on all 7 days of the week

8.       Kamakhya-Gandhidham Express (Weekly)

9.       Kochuveli-Dehradun Express (weekly)

10.   Jaynagar-Saharsa Janaki Express (Tri-weekly) via Hasanpur

11.   New Dibrugarh Town-Kamakhya Express (Tri-weekly) via Moranhat

12.   Machallipatnam-Bangalore Express (Tri-weekly)

13.   Surat-Muzaffarpur Express (Weekly) via Azamgarh-Chhapra

14.   Amritsar-Kochuveli Express (Weekly)

15.   Delhi-Pathankot Express (Tri-weekly) via Amritsar

16.   Malda Town-Patna Express (Tri-weekly) via Bhagalpur

17.   Indore-Udaipur Express (Tri-weekly) via Ratlam

18. Varanasi-Rameshwaram Express (Weekly)

19. Delhi-Jogbani Link Express (Weekly)

20. Khajuraho-Delhi Link Express (Tri-weekly)

21. Kamakhya-Gaya Express (Weekly)

22. Ramnagar-Delhi Link Express (Daily)

23. Kolkata-Murshidabad Hazar Duari Express (Weekly)

24. Mathura-Chhapra Express (Tri-weekly)

25. Gwalior-Indore Express (Tri-weekly)

26. Udaipur-Delhi Chetak Express (Tri-weekly) via Ajmer-Neem-ka-Thana

27. Puri-Darbhanga Express (Weekly)

28. Yeswantpur-Jodhpur Express (Weekly)

29. Radhikapur-Delhi Express (Weekly)

30. Vasco-da-gama-Patna Express (Weekly) via Konkan railway

31. Paradeep-Bhubaneshwar Express (Daily) in lieu of one pair passenger service between Paradeep and Cuttack.

32. Bilaspur-Pune Express (Weekly)

33. Kendurjharagarh-Puri Express (Daily)

34. Gaya-Chennai Express(Weekly)

35. Balharshah-Mumbai Link Express (Daily)

36. New Dibrugarh Town-Yesvantpur Express (Weekly) via Moranhat

37. Ranchi-Bhagalpur Express (Tri-weekly) via Kiul in lieu of 3405/3406 Ranchi-Bhagalpur Varanchal Express (Bi-weekly via Kiul)

38. Lucknow-Delhi Air Conditioned Express (Tri-weekly)

39. Dehradun-Delhi Air Conditioned Express (Six days)

40. Ahmedabad-Mumbai Air Conditioned Express (Weekly)

41. Chennai-Rameshwaram Express (Daily) via Mayiladuthurai-Karaikudi (after Gauge conversion)

42. Chennai-Tiruchchirappalli Express (Daily) via Mayiladuthurai (after Gauge conversion)

43. Chennai-Salem Express (Daily) via Vriddhachalam (after Gauge conversion)

44. Madurai-Tenkasi Passenger (Daily) (after Gauge conversion)

45. Villupuram-Mayiladuthurai Passenger (Daily) (after Gauge conversion)

46. Mysore-Nanjanagud Town Passenger (Daily) (after Gauge conversion)

47. Ahmedabad-Patan Passenger (Daily) (after Gauge conversion)

48. Dabhoi-Pratapnagar Passenger(Daily) (after Gauge conversion)

49. Hajipur-Phulwaria passenger (Daily) (upon commissioning of new line)

50. Itarsi-Katni Passenger (Daily)

51. Shoranur-Nilambur Road Passenger (Daily)

52. Tirunelveli-Tiruchendur Passenger (Daily)

53. Vasai Road-Panvel MEMU (Daily)  


Extension of Trains

1.       8611/8612 Varanasi-Ranchi to Sambalpur via Rourkela (Bi weekly)

2.       2677/2678 Bangalore-Coimbatore Express to Ernakulam

3.       4207/4208 Delhi-Raebareli Padmavat Express to Pratapgarh

4.       7405/7406 Tirupati-Nizamabad Krishna Express to Adilabad

5.       3225/3226 Danapur-Darbhanga Express to Jaynagar

6.       2855/2856 Nagpur-Raipur Express to Bilaspur

7.       2691/2692 Chennai-Bangalore Express to Sri Sathyasai Prashanti Nilayam

8.       6733/6734 Madurai-Manmad Express to Rameswaram on one side and Okha on the other

9.       2141/2142 Rajendranagar (T)-Lokmanya Tilak (T) Express to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

10.   2409/2410 Nizamuddin-Bilaspur Gondwana Express to Raigarh

11.   4201/4202 Mathura-Lucknow Express to Patna

12.   2083/2084 Coimbatore-Kumbakonam Jan Shatabdi Express to Mayiladuthurai (after Gauge conversion)

13.   1423/1424 Solapur-Bagalkot Express to Gadag (after Gauge conversion)

14.   571/572 Bangalore-Salem Passenger to Nagore (after Gauge conversion)

15.   724/725 Tuticorin-Tirunvelveli Passenger to Tiruchendur

16.   356/357 Dharwar-Gadag Passenger to Bijapur 

Increase in frequency

1.       2425/2426 New Delhi-Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express from weekly to daily

2.       2203/2204 Amritsar-Saharsa Garib Rath from bi-weekly to tri-weekly

3.       2449/2450 Nizamuddin-Madgaon Goa Sampark Kranti Express from weekly to bi-weekly

4.       6513/6514 Bagalkot-Yesvantpur Basava Express from tri-weekly to daily

5.       3403/3404 Bhagalpur-Ranchi Express via Andal from five days to daily

6.       2891/2892 Baripada-Bhubaneswar Express from tri-weekly to six days a week

7.       2151/2152 Lokmanya Tilak (T)- Howrah Samrasta Express from weekly to bi-weekly

8.       2421/2422 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express from bi-weekly to tri-weekly

9.       2947/2948 Ahmedabad-Patna Azimabad Express from weekly to bi-weekly

10.   2431/2432 Nizamuddin-Thiruvanthapuram Rajdhani Express from bi-weekly to tri-weekly

11.   5109/5110 Varanasi-Rajgir Buddh Purnima Express from tri-weekly to daily

In view of tercentenary function of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Gurta Gaddi at Nanded, the Railway Minister proposed special trains from Anandpur Sahib and Patna Sahib to Nanded during the celebrations. A special train between Pune and Delhi during Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune in October is also proposed.  

Railway Budget: 2008-09

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