New Trains for Gujarat
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 2676
ANSWERED ON 24.03.2017
New trains for Gujarat
2676 Shri Madhusudan Mistry
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether Government of Gujarat has been regularly requesting Railways to start new trains;
(b) whether Railways have agreed in-principle to start the new trains; and
(c) if, so, the progress made on each of the trains demanded?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (c): Yes, Sir. Representations have been received at various levels of Railways’ administration for introduction of new trains. Action as found feasible and justified is taken from time to time. This is an ongoing exercise in Indian Railways. Sriganganagar-Tiruchchirapalli Humsafar Express train had already been introduced with effect from 27.02.2017.
The following trains serving the State of Gujarat will be introduced shortly:-
(i) Ahmedabad-Chennai Humsafar Express.
(ii) Jainagar-Udhna Antyodaya Express.
(iii) Bandra- Jamnagar Uday Express.
(iv) Bandra-Patna Humsafar Express.
(v) Bandra-Gorakhpur Antyodaya Express.