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|February 25, 1999||
Govt plans 14 new trains
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government proposes to introduce 14 new trains this year.
Railway Minister Nitish Kumar disclosed this while presenting the Railway Budget today. The new trains are:
Madras-Tirupati Shatabdi Express
The minister also announced that the frequency of four express trains would be increased.
Howrah-Purulia Express will run daily instead of the present six days a week.
The frequency of Bangalore-Visakhapatnam Express will be increased from two days a week to four days a week.
The Pune-Ahmedabad Ahimsa Express will be increased from three days to four days a week.
Kurla-Howrah Super Deluxe Express will now run three days a week instead of once a week.
Fare hikes to net Rs 9 billion
'Freight rate hike will lead to inflation'
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