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Railways to flag off 117 new trains

Last updated on: February 24, 2010 15:33 IST

The Indian Railways will flag off 117 new trains as planned, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said while presenting the Budget on Wednesday.

The Railways will also introduce 52 new trains  in FY11. The Railways also plan to launch double-decker trains and introduce mobile ticketing vans.

The 52 new long distance trains are:

1.                   Sultanpur-Mumbai Express (via Nihalgarh) (Weekly)
2.                   Sultanpur-Ajmer Express (via Nihalgarh) (Weekly)
3.                   Asansol-Digha Express (Weekly)
4.                   Howrah-Katpadi (Vellore) – Puducherry Express via Bhubaneswar (Weekly)
5.                   Kishanganj-Ajmer Express (Weekly)
6.                   Kolkata-Ajmer Express via Singrauli-Katni-Bhopal-Nagda-Ratlam (Weekly)
7.                   Kolkata-Anandpur Sahib-Nangaldam Express (Weekly)
8.                   Una-Haridwar Link Express (Tri-Weekly)
9.                   Siuri-Prantik-Howrah Express (Daily)
10.               Haldia-Chennai Express (Weekly)
11.               Hyderabad-Ajmer Express (Bi-weekly)
12.               Rajgir-Howrah via Tilaiya-Koderma (Tri-weekly)
13.               Mumbai-Shirdi Intercity Express (Tri-weekly)
14.               Haridwar-Mumbai CST AC Express (Bi-weekly)
15.               Valsad-Haridwar Express (Weekly)
16.               Ajmer-Indore Link Express (Daily)
17.               Nagercoil-Bangalore Express (Weekly) via Madurai-Hosur
18.               Kanpur-Chitrakoot Express (Daily)
19.               New Jalpaiguri-Chennai Express (Weekly)
20.               Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Sri Ganganagar Express (Tri-weekly) via Bhatinda
21.               Mangalore-Tiruchirapalli Express (Weekly)
22.               Bhubaneswar-Pune Express (Weekly)
23.               Habibganj-Jabalpur Intercity Express (Daily)
24.               Calicut-Thiruvananthapuram Janshatabdi Express (5 days a week)
25.               Pune-Ernakulum Superfast (Bi-weekly) via Panvel
26.               Coimbatore-Tirupati Intercity Express via Salem (Tri-weekly)
27.               Shimoga-Mysore Intercity Express (Daily)
28.               Bangalore-Tirupati Intercity Express via Bangarapet (Tri-weekly)
29.               Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) – Solapur Express (Daily)
30.               Jaipur-Pune Express (Weekly)
31.               Ranchi-Jaynagar Express (Tri-weekly)
32.               Madurai-Tirupati Express (Bi-weekly)
33.               Tirupati-Secunderabad Express (Bi-weekly) via Pakalle-Madanpalle Road
34.               Sambalpur-Howrah Express (Weekly)
35.               Ahmedabad-Agra Express (Tri-weekly)
36.               Gonda-Manduadih (Varanasi) Intercity (Daily)
37.               Running of independent trains between Bangalore-Hubli and Bangalore-Nanded by delinking of 6591/6592 Bangalore-Hubli Hampi Express from 6593/6594 Bangalore-Nanded Express
38.               Running of independent trains between Hyderabad-Tirupati (Daily), Hyderabad-Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus (Bi-weekly) and Tirupati-Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus (Daily) by delinking 7416/7429/7430 Haripriya and Rayalseema Express
39.               Secunderabd-Manuguru Express (Tri-weekly)
40.               Alipurduar-Lumding Intercity Express (Daily)
41.               Guwahati-Mariani Intercity Express (Daily)
42.               Gandhidham-Jodhpur Express via Bhildi (Tri-weekly)
43.               Rajkot-Porbander Express (via Jetalsar) (Tri-weekly)
44.               Kolkata-Darbhanga Express (Bi-weekly)
45.               Howrah-Berhampur Express (Tri-weekly)
46.               Baripada-Shalimar Intercity Express (Tri-weekly)
47.               Kharagpur-Purulia Intercity Express (Tri-weekly)
48.               Gwalior-Chhindwara Express (Bi-weekly)
49.               Rampurhat-Sealdah Intercity Express (Tri-weekly)
50.               Howrah-Shirdi Express (Weekly)
51.               Puri-Valsad Express (Weekly) via Katni-Bhopal-Vadodara
52.               Puri-Digha Express (Weekly)

The frequency of 12 trains is proposed to be increased. She said that it is proposed to extend 21 trains from their current route.

Increase in frequency of trains

1.                   2245/2246 Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Express from weekly to 4 days
2.                   3149/3150 Sealdah-Alipurduar Kanchen Kanya Express from 4 days to daily
3.                   2377/2378 Sealdah-New Jalpaiguri Padatik Express from 3 days to 6 days
4.                   2295/2296 Patna-Bangalore Sanghamitra Express from 6 days to daily
5.                   2251/2252 Korba-Yesvantpur Express from weekly to 2 days
6.                   6605/6606 Mangalore-Kochuveli Ernad Express from 3 days to daily
7.                   2933/2934 Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Express from 6 days to daily
8.                   2215/2216 Bandra Terminus-Delhi Sarai Rohilla from 3 days to 4 days
9.                   2807/2808 Visakhapatnam-Nizamuddin Samata Experss from 3 days to 5 days
10.               4705/4706 Delhi Sarai Rohila Sadulpur Express from 3 days to 6 days
11.               2981/2982 Udaipur City-Delhi Sarai Rohilla Chetak Express from3 days to 4 days
12.               2447/2448 Manikpur-Hazrat Nizamuddin Uttar Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express from 3 days to daily

Extension of trains

1.       7001/7002 Secunderabad-Manmad Express to Shirdi (Bi-weekly)
2.       7205/7206 Kakinada-Manmad Express to Shirdi (Weekly)
3.       1405/1406 Kakinada-Manmad Express to Shirdi (Bi-weekly)
4.       7207/7208 Vijayawada-Manmad Express to Shirdi (Weekly)
5.       6341/6342  Thiruvananthapuram-Ernakulam Express to Guruvayur (Daily)
6.       7639/7640 Kacheguda-Nanded Express to Akola (Daily)
7.       2187/2188 Mumbai CST-Jabalpur Express to Allahabad (Bi-weekly)
8.       2235/2236 New Delhi-Guwahati Rajdhani Express to Dibrugarh
9.       2777/2778 Yesvantpur-Kochuveli Express to Hubli (Weekly)
10.   2831/2832 Bhubaneswar-Hatia Express to Dhanbad (Tri-weekly)
11.   8425/8426 Puri-Raipur Express to Durg
12.   8447/8448 Bhubaneswar-Koraput Express to Jagdalpur
13.   209/210 Puri-Dhenkanal Passenger to Talcher Road (Daily)
14.   1629 Sangali-Miraj to Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) (Daily)
15.   1610 Miraj-Pune to Chhatrapati Sahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) (Daily)
16.   1551/1552 Pune-Daund to Baramati (Daily)
17.   531A/532A Parli-Nizamabad Passenger to Pandharpur
18.   623/624 Mangalore-Kannur Passenger to Kozhikode
19.   353/354 Dharwar-Gadag Passenger to Solapur
20.   1704 Chirmiri-Damoh Passenger to Sagour
21.   1703A Damoh-Katni Passenger to Sagour

(PIB)