July 27, 2009 5:38:47 am
The citys first Duronto train,a non-stop service connecting metros or major state capitals,will start running between Mumbai and Nagpur soon.
Another Duronto bi-weekly train between Howrah and Mumbai was to start before the Mumbai-Nagpur Duronto,but unavailability of air conditioned coaches has led to a delay,according to railway sources.
In the 2009-10 Budget,the railway ministry had announced the introduction of 12 Duronto trains a venture for the first time in the history of the Indian Railways.
Though the date of inauguration has not been announced yet,it is believed that the train from CST will roll out on August 15.
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The first Duronto Express may roll out of Sealdah to New Delhi sometime in August.
S Mudgerikar,Chief Public Relations Officer,Central Railway,said,So far the date for CST- Nagpur Duronto has not been announced. But the service will start very soon.
The Duronto train,which will run thrice a week,will leave Mumbai on Tuesdays,Thursdays and Sundays at 8 15 pm and reach Nagpur on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:45 am.
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