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New trains proposed in Indian Railway Budge | 2011-12 | Highlights

Following is the list of 56 new express trains proposed to be introduced in Rail Budget 2011:

1. Raebareli-Jaunpur Express (daily)

2. Tirupati-Amravati Express (bi-weekly) via Akola, Nizamabad, Gooty, Dharmavaram

3. Asansol-Gorakhpur Express (weekly) via Chhapra, Siwan

4. Nagpur-Kolhapur Express (bi-weekly) via Kurduwadi, Lathur road, Purna, Akola

5. Malda Town-Digha Express (weekly) via Rampurhat

6. Pune-Nanded Express (weekly) via Latur

7. Visakhapatnam-Koraput Intercity Express (5 days a week) via Vizianagram

8. Howrah-Secunderabad Express (weekly) via Kharagpur

9. Mumbai-Chandigarh Express (weekly) via Phulera-Ringus-Gurgaon-Kurukshetra

10. Bardhaman-Rampurhat Express (tri-weekly)

11. Bikaner-Delhi Superfast Intercity (daily) via Ratangarh

12. Hyderabad-Darbhanga Express (weekly) via Muri-Jharsuguda-Nagpur

13. Howrah-Tirupati Express (weekly)

14. Narsapur-Nagarsol Express (bi-weekly) via Secunderabad, Nizamabad

15. Puri-Shalimar Express (weekly)

16. Ranchi-Pune Express (bi-weekly) via Bilaspur

17. Shalimar-Udaipur Express (weekly) via Katni, Kota

18. Chennai-Shirdi Express (weekly) via Bangalore

19. Coimbatore-Tuticorin Link Express (daily)

20. Howrah-Mysore Express (weekly) via Gondia, Adilabad

21. Yesvantpur-Mysore Express (daily)

22. Digha-Visakhapatnam Express (weekly)

23. Mysore-Chennai Express (weekly) Continue reading New trains proposed in Indian Railway Budge | 2011-12 | Highlights

Highlights of Railway Budget – 2011

Highlights of the railway budget for 2011-12 presented in the Lok Sabha on Friday by railway minister Mamata Banerjee (Download complete speech here -  RailBudget_2011-12):

* No increase in fares.

* Earnings for 2010-11 set to exceed Rs.1 lakh crore.

* Working expenditure during 2011-12 estimated at Rs.87,000 crore.

* Outlay of Rs.57,630 crore for 2011-12, the highest investment in one year.

* Rs.10,000 crore to be raised through railway bonds.

* Budget combines strong economic focus with inclusion.

* Will develop business-oriented policies to aid industry.

* Happy to announce 85 PPP proposals received; set up single-window system to take these forward.

* Decided to set-up rail-based industries.

* Passing through a difficult phase; 97 percent increase in expenditure in 2010-11 due to implementation of Sixth Pay Commission report.

* Loss of Rs.3,500 crore in 2010-11.

* Ten-year backlog of 1.75 lakh jobs being addressed; 16,000 ex-servicemen to be given jobs in railways.

* Safety first priority; accident rate has come down.

* Anti-collision device, successful in North West Frontier Railway, to be extended to three more zonal railways. Continue reading Highlights of Railway Budget – 2011