STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Double Decker Trains to Guntur, Tirupati

SCR gets sizeable share of 15 new express trains in the Rail Budget

Published: 13th February 2014 08:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2014 08:19 AM   |  A+A-

The state will soon have double decker express trains on Kacheguda-Tirupati and Kacheguda-Guntur routes.

Both the double decker express trains announced in the Rail budget presented by Railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge, in Parliament on Wednesday have been allocated to the South Central Railway. It is the first time that a double decker express service has been announced for SCR.

The South Central Railway has got a sizeable share of new express trains announced in the Railway Budget. Out of 55 new express trains announced in the Rail Budget, 15 express trains have been sanctioned to the SCR. Out of these 15 trains allotted for SCR, 8 trains either originate or pass through the stations in the twin cities.

In addition to new trains, all the 3 express trains for which frequency has been increased belong to SCR. These are - Vijayawada-Hubli Express; Bidar-Yesvantpur Express and Secunderabad-Hubli Express Trains, for which the frequency will be increased from 3 days a week to daily.

Apart from this, surveys for doubling of two rail sections, Latur Road to Kurduwadi; and Parbahni to Parli single line sections, have also been included in the Rail Budget.

New express trains passing through SCR are

* Howrah-Yeswantpur AC Express (Weekly)

* Varanasi-Mysore Express (Bi-weekly)

* Mumbai-Chennai Express (Weekly)

* Mannargudi-Jodhpur Express (Weekly)

New trains passing through the state are

* Patna-Bangalore Exp (Weekly)

* Yesvantpur-Katra Exp (Weekly)

* Yesvantpur-Jaipur AC Express (Weekly)

* Kamakhya-Chennai AC Express (Weekly)

Trains whose frequency have been increased

* Bidar-Yesvantpur Express 3 days to daily

* Vijayawada-Hubli Express 3 days to daily

* Secunderabad-Hubli Express 3 days to daily.

Stay up to date on all the latest Hyderabad news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp