137 Additional Sub-Urban Services for Mumbai,Chennai & Kolkata
Minister for Railways Shri Dinesh Trivedi said with a view to further enhancing the carrying capacity of suburban services additional services are being introduced in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. These include 75 new services in Mumbai, 18 in Chennai and 44 in Kolkata area.
New suburban services for Kolkata include Sealdah-Ranaghat, Ranaghat-Naihati, Ranaghat-Shantipur, Ranaghat-Krishnanagar, Ranaghat-Gede, Ranaghat-Bangaon, Bangaon-Barasat, Barasat-Hasnabad, Bandel-Barddhaman, Bandel-Howrah, Bandel-Naihati, Seoraphuli-Tarkeswar, Santragachi-Bagnan, Santrgachi-Amta, Santragachi-Mecheda, Santragachi-Panskura, Howrah-Haldia, Howrah –Kharagpur and Mecheda-Degha.
It is also proposed to introduce 50 new services in Kolkata Metro in the coming year.
Addition suburban services proposed for Mumbai include Churchgate-Virar, Virar-Dahanu Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Kalyan-Kasara and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus –Kalyan-Karjat sections, Harbour and Trans-Harbour line.
In Chennai area, it is proposed to run 18 additional services on Chennai Beach-Tambaram, Chennai Beach-Chengalpattu, Chennai Beach-Avadi, Chennai Beach-Tiruttani, Chennai Beach-Gummiidipundi/Sullurupetta and Chennai Beach-Velachery sections.