Several State capitals will now have direct trains (Rajya Rani Express) connecting them to important cities/towns in those States.
Presenting the Railway Budget for 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee announced that ten such trains will be introduced in the ensuing Financial Year.
These proposed new trains are:
Sawantwadi Road-Mumbai Express (daily)
Saharsa-Patna Intercity Express (daily)
Meerut-Lucknow Intercity Express (daily)
Mysore-Bangalore Express (daily)
Damoh-Bhopal Intercity Express (daily)
Silghat-Dhubri Intercity Express (tri-weekly via Guwahati-Kokrajhar-Jogighopa)
Bankura-Howrah Express (tri-weekly)
Nilambur Road-Thiruvananthapuram Link Express (daily)
Jharsuguda-Bhubaneswar Express (tri-weekly)
Manmad-Mumbai Express (daily) via Nasik