Railway Budget 2010: 14 new trains for Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, Feb 25: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday, Feb 24, announced the proposal of setting up 14 new train services in Tamil Nadu.

In-focus: Railway Budget 2010-11

Mamata Banerjee said a new train 'Chennai – Coimbatore Duronto Express' will be a day time point to point service between the two cities. This will be cheaper and faster compared to Rajdhani Express.

Other new trains proposed in the budget are:

Nagercoil- Bangalore Express via Madurai and Hosur

Tiruchirapalli – Mangalore (Weekly) Express

Coimbatore – Tirupati Intercity (Tri-weekly) Express via Salem

Madurai - Tirupati ( Bi-weekly) Express

Howrah – Katpadi (Vellore) – Puducherry (Weekly) Express

Haldia – Chennai (Weekly) Express

Chennai - New Jalpaiguri (Weekly) Express

Tiruchendur -Tirunelveli Passenger

Mayiladuthurai – Thanjavur Passenger

Coimbatore – Pollachi Passenger

Main line EMU services between Coimbatore and Erode, Tirupati and Chennai via Nellore and between Salem and Katpadi.

Mamata Banerjee Railway Budget Speech

To promote tourism, special tourist trains called 'Bharat Tirth' connecting tourist towns in the State such as Madurai, Rameswaram, Kanyakumari with Mantralayam, Varanasi, Mysore, Goa, will be operated.

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