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Railways to start special tourist trains, new services

http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/india/Railways-to-start-special-tourist-trains-new-services/Article1-512367.aspx

24 February 2010

Press Trust Of India, New Delhi:

In a bid to promote tourism, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that Indian Railways will be launching 16 special 'Bharat Tirth' trains connecting popular tourist sites and pilgrimage centres in different parts of the country.

Reaching out to the common man, Banerjee also announced the introduction of 10 new Duranto Express trains and several new trains.

"The running of Bharat Tirth is to emphasise our unity in diversity and bring to reality Kabiguru's (Rabindranath Tagore) words in our national anthem Punjab Sindhu Gujarat Maratha, Dravida Utkala Banga, Vindhya Himachal Yamuna Ganga," Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

Presenting the 2010-11 budget in Lok Sabha, she said the trains are proposed to run on the following routes:
Howrah-Gaya-Agra-Mathura-Vrindavan-New Delhi-Haridwar-Varanasi-Howrah

Howrah-Chennai-Puducherry-Madurai-Rameswaram- Kanyakumari-Bangalore-Mysore-Chennai-Howrah

Howrah-Vizag-Hyderabad-Araku-Howrah

Howrah-Varanasi-Jammu Tawi-Amritsar-Haridwar- Mathura-Vrindavan-Allahabad-Howrah

Howrah-Ajmer-Udaipur-Jodhpur-Bikaner-Jaipur-Howrah

Mumbai-Pune-Tirupati-Kancheepuram-Rameswaram- Madurai-Kanyakumari-Pune-Mumbai

Pune-Jaipur-Nathdwara-Ranakpur-Jaipur-Mathura- Agra-Haridwar-Amritsar-Jammu Tawi-Pune

Pune-Ratnagiri-Goa-Bangalore-Mysore-Tirupati-Pune

Ahmedabad-Puri-Kolkata-Gangasagar-Varanasi- Allahabad-Indore-Omkareshwar-Ujjain-Ahmedabad

Bhopal-Dwaraka-Somnath-Udaipur-Ajmer-Jodhpur- Jaipur-Mathura-Vrindavan-Amritsar-Jammu Tawi-Bhopal

Bhopal-Tirupati-Kancheepuram-Rameswaram-Madurai- Kanyakumari-Thiruvananthapuram-Kochi-Bhopal

Madurai-Chennai-Kopargaon-Mantrayalam-Chennai- Madurai

Madurai-Erode-Pune-Ujjain-Veraval-Nashik-Hyderabad- Chennai-Madurai

Madurai-Chennai-Jaipur-Delhi-Mathura-Vrindavan- Allahabad-Varanasi-Gaya-Chennai-Madurai

Madurai-Varanasi-Gaya-Patna Sahib-Allahabad- Haridwar-Chandigarh-Kurukshtra-Amritsar-Delhi-Madurai

Madurai-Mysore-Goa-Mumbai-Aurangabad-Hyderabad- Madurai


Some new Duranto trains:

Mumbai-Secundrabad

Pune-Howrah

Jaipur-Mumbai

Chennai-Comibatore

Unreserved Karmabhoomi Exp trains

Dharbhanga –Mumbai

Guwahati-Mumbai

New Jailpaguri-Amritsar

New Janmabhoomi Exp between Ahmedabad and Udhampur


New trains introduced:

Sulatanpur-Mumbai Exp

Sulatanpur-Ajmer Exp

Asansol-Digha Exp

Howrah-Puducherry Exp

Kolkata-Ajmer Exp

Kolkata-Anandpur Sahib Exp

Pune-Haridwar Exp

Rajgir-Howrah Exp

Nagercoil-Bangalore Exp

Bhubnaeswar-Bangalore Exp

Pune-Ernakulam Exp

Coimbatore-Tirupati Exp

Kolhapur-Solapur Exp

Madurai-Tirupati Exp

Sambalpur-Howrah Exp

Ahmedabad-Agra Exp

Gandhidham-Ahemdabad Exp

Gwalior-Porbandar Exp

Tata Nagar-Hatia Exp

Miraj-Pandharpur Exp