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'Duronto' train services for metros, major state capitals

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced 'Duronto' trains, a non-stop service connecting metros and major state capitals, on Friday.

business Updated: Jun 15, 2009 16:26 IST

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced 'Duronto' trains, a non-stop service connecting metros and major state capitals, on Friday.

Presenting the 2009-10 budget in Parliament, she said 12 'Duronto' train services were being introduced -- a venture for the first time in the history of the Indian Railways.

Banerjee said this train service would have AC and non-AC sleepers.

The 'Duronto' train services are :

1. New Delhi-Jammu Tawi (tri-weekly)
2. Howrah-Mumbai AC (bi-weekly)
3. Mumbai-Ahmedabad AC (tri-weekly)
4. Chennai-Delhi (bi-weekly)
5. New Delhi-Lucknow (tri-weekly)
6. Delhi-Pune AC (bi-weekly)
7. Howrah-Delhi (bi-weekly)
8. New Delhi-Allahabad (tri-weekly)
9. Sealdah-New Delhi (bi-weekly)
10.Kolkata-Amritsar (bi-weekly)
11.Bhubaneshwar-Delhi (weekly)
12.Ernakulam-Delhi (weekly).

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