New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Guru Rabindranath Tagore, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced the introduction of Kavi Guru Express Trains to pay homage to the great poet.
Presenting the Railway Budget for 2011-12, Banerjee said that Kavi Guru Express Trains will run on the following routes:
Howrah-Azimganj Express (daily) via Sagardighi
Guwahati-Jaipur Express (weekly) via Kasganj-Faizabad-Gorakhpur-Kokrajhar
Howrah-Bolpur Express (daily)
Howrah-Porbander Express (weekly) Banerjee also announced that the new trains called "Vivek Express," would be introduced to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, which will be celebrated in 2013.
The first four such trains will be introduced on the following routes:Dibrugarh-Thiruvananthapuram-Kanniyakumari Express (weekly) via Kokrajhar
Dwarka-Tuticorin Express (weekly) via Wadi
Howrah-Mangalore Express (weekly) via Palghat
Bandra(T)-Jammu Tawi Express (weekly) via Marwar-Degana-Ratangarh-Jakhal-Ludhiana (ANI)