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.

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  1. Suresh says:

    We are being constantly neglected and step-motherly treated.  Compare to Mumbai 75 new services and Kolkatta 50 new services only 18 (eighteen) new service to Chennai that too in total for six routes is this a fair decision taken in this budget? In Chennai Beach-Chengalpattu section the number of EMU services are very low.  This route is the most congested and also money yielding route for Railways but they are not keeping their words… Mrs Mamta Banerjee whilst she was Railway Minister  said all the EMU trains from Chennai Beach will be extended to Chengalpattu in the near future but no steps were taken yet. Can Southern Railway explain why there is delay in ths process?  From July 1, 2012 they told few new services will be introduced but nothing done…(Population is going on increasing in this section and many passengers facing problems due to congestion but the number of EMU services are the same).  Southern Railway should take immediate action to extend all the EMU services from Chennai Beach up to Chengalpattu as soon as possible without any delay. 

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