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Rly ministry to lay seperate tracks for goods trains-Kaul

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Nagpur, Feb 22 (UNI) The Railway Ministry is contemplating to lay down about 2,400 km-long separate ''freight corridor'' from Delhi to Mumbai and Delhi to Kolkata to connect important ports between these citites by goods tains, according to Central Railway General Manager V K Kaul today.

Addressing a news conference here during his first-ever visit to Nagpur after assuming the office of General Manager, Mr Kaul said the goods carried by the trains has increased from the last year's 600 million tonnes to 670 million tonnes this year, and an increase of 800 million tonnes is expected next year.

Once the seperate rail lines are laid down, the additional mail and passenger trains could be introduced on the existing Up and Dn lines, he said.

Replying to a queey, he said the Railways had received a great financial setback during July and August last year due to torrential rainfall in Mumbai.

Appreciating the performance of the Central Railway's Nagpur Division, which is centrally located in the country, Mr Kaul assured to provide more facilities to passengers by developing the Nagpur Railway station.

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