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9 Duronto Trains, 3 New Shatabadi, 2 Double-Decker AC Trains To Be Introduced

New Delhi, Feb 25 : Presenting the Railway Budget for 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha today, the Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee has announced the introduction to nine new Duronto Trains across different regions of
PTI February 25, 2011 14:29 IST
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New Delhi, Feb 25 : Presenting the Railway Budget for 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha today, the Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee has announced the introduction to nine new Duronto Trains across different regions of the country.  The proposed Duronto Trains are:

i. Allahabad-Mumbai AC Duronto (bi-weekly)
ii.Pune-Ahmedabad AC Duronto (tri-weekly)
iii.Sealdah-Puri non AC Duronto (tri-weekly)
iv.Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam AC Duronto (tri-weekly)
v.Madurai-Chennai AC Duronto (bi-weekly)
vi.Chennai-Thiruvananthapuram AC Duronto (bi-weekly)
vii.Mumbai Central-New Delhi AC Duronto (bi-weekly)
viii.Nizamuddin-Ajmer non-AC Duronto (bi-weekly)
ix.Shalimar-Patna Duronto (tri-weekly)


The frequency of following Duronto Trains have been increased:

i.Mumbai CST-Howrah Duronto Express from 2 days to 4 days
ii.Mumbai-Ahmedabad Duronto Express from 3 days to daily
iii.Sealdah-New Delhi Duronto Express from 2 days to 5 days
iv.Nagpur-Mumbai CST Duronto Express from 3 days to daily
v.Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Express from 4 days to 5 days


Mamata Banerjee also announced that three Shatabdi Trains will be introduced in the ensuing Financial Year. These proposed new Shatabdis are: Pune-Secunderabad, Jaipur-Agra and Ludhiana-Delhi.

The Minister also announced that two double decker AC services will be introduced on Jaipur-Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes.