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Several long-distance trains ready to be launched: Mamata

india Updated: Sep 06, 2010 03:43 IST

Several new long-distance trains including Duranto Express between Howrah and Pune are ready to be launched soon, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said.

"Several new trains like Howrah-Pune Duranto Express, Howrah-Digha Duranto Express, Kamakhya-Dhupguri Fast passenger and Alipurduar-Lamding Intercity Express are ready to flag-off", Banerjee said after inaugurating 17 pairs of new local trains.

Howrah-Pune Duranto Express would be inaugurated before the Pujas, she said.

Several railway projects announced in the rail budget including an axle factory at New Jalpaiguri and a diesel multiple unit in Sankrail of Howrah district were being taken up for West Bengal, she said.

The axle factory would be set up at a cost of Rs 284 crore while a Rs 135.82 crore wagon manufacturing unit at Haldia. The DMU factory at Sankrail would be set up at a cost of Rs 249.3 crore, she said.

She also announced that a wagon-manufacturing unit would be set up at Guwahati.