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Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto train soon

July 24, 2009 12:39 IST

As per the announcement made by the railway minister during the budget speech in Parliament, the Central Railway will be introducing a non-stop Nagpur-Mumbai and back Duronto train.

The Duronto train, which will run thrice a week, will leave Mumbai every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 2015 hours and will reach Nagpur every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 0745 hours, a railway statement said on Friday.

Similarly the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto will depart from Nagpur every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2025 hours and arrive at Mumbai on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7-55 am, it said.

The train will have a composition of 17 coaches including two AC-II tiers, three AC-III tiers, 10 sleeper class and two SLR.

The train in both the directions will service halt at Kasara and Igatpuri. However, the dates of launching the new train has not been announced.

Meanwhile, another Duronto bi-weekly train will be introduced between Howrah-Mumbai. It will leave Howrah every Friday and Monday at 0820 hours and reach Mumbai every Saturday and Tuesday at 1105 hours. Similarly the train will leave Mumbai on every Sataurday and Tuesday at 1645 hours and touch Howrah on Sundays and Wednesdays at 1940 hours.

It will consist of 14 coaches, including one AC-I tier, four AC-II tiers, six AC-III tiers and a pantry car. Service halts will be at Kasara, Igatpuri and Nagpur, the statement added.

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