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All new trains to start running by Mar 31: Mamata

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today said all 117 new trains announced by her in the 2009-10 Railway budget would start operation by March 31.

kolkata Updated: Mar 18, 2010 21:30 IST

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today said all 117 new trains announced by her in the 2009-10 Railway budget would start operation by March 31.

Besides, the extension of service of existing trains as mentioned in the budget would also come into effect by the end of this month, she said.

"Most of the new trains announced in 2009 have already been introduced and the remaining will be flagged off within a few days," the minister told reporters without elaborating.

Banerjee said special steps were being taken to improve cleanliness and food quality in trains and promised that passengers could feel the difference within two to three months.

In addition to the trains announced in the budget, some more trains had been flagged off - like the one running from Jhargram to Midnapore and Purulia, she said.