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Railways to start special train to promote Games

delhi Updated: Sep 14, 2009 23:22 IST

Indian Railways will launch a special train to promote the Commonwealth Games 2010, Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee said in New Delhi on Monday.

The Ministry of Railways will join hands with the Ministries of Communication and IT and Youth Affairs and Sports to launch the train, which will travel across the country to "glorify" the Games and promote sportsmanship among the youth, Banerjee told reporters.

"We will start a train which will be dedicated purely to glorifying the Commonwealth Games and to promote sportsmanship in the country," she said, adding: "The train will start in November this year and travel to each and every state during the next 12 months."

The Games will be held in India in October 2010.

"The purpose of the train will be not only to promote sports and Commonwealth Games, but also to spread IT education and hold exhibitions across the country," the minister said.

Banerjee added that her ministry was also in talks with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur for its participation in the railway's efforts to spread IT education in the country.

"Besides, we will launch another train dedicated for spreading science and technology awareness," she said.

This train will start from Gandhinagar and run across the country in the next nine months, Banerjee added.

"We have talked to the ministry of science and technology in regard."