Feb 24, 2010

Railway budget highlights for Kerala Trivandrum Cochin

New Trains
Mumbai-Ernakulam AC (Bi-weekly)
Ernakulam-Kollam MEMU

Extension of trains
v. 6341/6342 Thiruvanthapuram-Ernakulam Express to Guruvayur (Daily)
ix. 2777/2778 Yesvantpur-Kochuveli Express to Hubli (weekly)
xviii. 623/624 Mangalore-Kannur Passenger to Kozhikode

Upgradation of Stations
Alappuzha, Changanacheri, Cherthala, Dhanuvachapuram,Haripad,Kayankulam Jn., Kochuveli,Ochira, declared as Adarsh Stations:

Ernakulam to be converted into World Class station

Multi-functional complex at Kasaragod

New Line Surveys
Chenganur - Trivandrum via Adoor-Kottarakara
Outpatient Departments (OPD) and diagnostic centres at TVM

The "Bharat Tirth" trains are proposed to be run on the following routes
covering places of tourist importance, the detailed itineraries of which will be
advertised from time to time:-
Bhopal-Tirupati-Kanchipuram-Rameshwaram-Madurai-Kanyakumari-
Trivandrum-Cochin-Bhopal

In addition to the above, in view of the increasing demand of the
passengers, the following long distance new services are being proposed:
Calicut-Thiruvananthpuram Janshatabdi Express (5 days a Week)
Pune - Ernakulam Superfast (Bi-weekly) via Panvel

The following passenger trains are proposed to be introduced during the year 2010-11:
Kozhikode- Kannur Passenger

The budget propose to reduce the maximum limit of service charge to Rs.10 for Sleeper Class and Rs.20 for
AC Class.

Trivandrum through the PPP route with the mandate that bottled Fresh Water will be provided at stations at much cheaper rates.

Outpatient Departments (OPD) and diagnostic centres at Kollam Jn.,Thiruvananthapuram

Gauge Conversion in 2010-11
Dindigul – Palani of Dindigul – Pollachi - Palakkad

Steps are being taken to set up new coach factories at Rae Bareilly, Kancharapara and Palakkad.

3 comments:

anand said...

Tvm-bangalore daily train never materializes due to strong bus lobby.
The waiting list statistics in this route itself is enough to sanction a daily train.

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