50 Creches for Children of railway Women Employees and 20 Women Hostels to be set up

            The Minister of Railways, Kumari Mamata Banerjee, has announced setting up of 50 Creches for Children of Women Employees in the Railway Budget for the year 2010-11 presented in the Lok Sabha today.



           Stating that Railways will take all possible measures to take care of its 80,000 women employees, Kumari Mamata Banerjee also announced setting up of 20 women hostels for them. She also said that Railways would also make provision for more community centres and stadiums.

Announcement of New Duronto Trains

               The Indian Railways will run following new Duronto trains for providing non-stop point to point services between cities offering large volumes of traffic. These are;

1. Yeshwantpur (Bangalore) – Delhi (AC) (Weekly)

2. Mumbai-Secunderabad AC (Bi-weekly)

3. Pune-Howrah AC (Bi-weekly)

4. Mumbai-Ernakulam AC (Bi-weekly)

5. Indore-Mumbai AC (Bi-weekly)

6. Jaipur-Mumbai AC (Bi-weekly)

In addition, following Durontos will run in the day time:

1. Chandigarh-Amritsar

 2. Chennai-Coimbatore

3. Puri-Howrah

4. Howrah-Digha

          This was announced by the Minister of Railways, Kumari Mamata Banerjee in the Lok Sabha today while presenting the Railway Budget for the year 2010-11.

Extension of Suburban Services in Chennai, Kolkata & Mumbai

        During the next financial year, the metropolitan cities of Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai will get extended suburban services.


         In Chennai region, new services will be introduced over Chennai Central – Sullurpeta – Chennai Beach, Chennai Beach – Velachery – Chennai Beach (on the MRTS), Chennai Beach – Tiruttani – Chennai Central, Chennai Central – Arakkonam – Chennai Central. Work on the extension of MRTS Phase II from Velachary to St. Thomas Mount is in progress and targeted from completion by March 2012.

         In Kolkata region, new services will be introduced in the sections of Sealdah-Kalyani, Sealdah-Canning, Sealdah-Namkhana, Sealdah-Bangaon, Howrah-Tarakeswar-Bandel-Barddhwan, Sealdah-Ranaghat and Sealdah-Kolkata (via Ballygunge-Majerhat-B.B.D. Bagh). A survey will be conducted linking Howrah and Sealdah. Also a new station building at the Ballygunge junction station will be built and named as Bahadur Shah Zafar Station.

           In Mumbai, 101 additional services are proposed to be introduced with 32 services in Thane/Kalyan to Kasara/Karjat/Khopoli, 16 services on the Mainline, 18 services on the Harbour line and 35 services on trans-Harbour line.

        This was announced by the Minister of Railways, Kumari Mamata Banerjee in the Lok Sabha today while presenting the Railway Budget for the year 2010-11.

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