The Railways will launch 16 special ‘Bharat Tirth’ trains linking popular tourist sites as well as pilgrimage centres across India, in order to boost tourism.
Test-run of Mumbai’s monorail successful; Phase I expected to be commissioned in 2010
The Indian Railway has introduced two more superfast, non-stop Duronto Express trains – this time, between Pune and Hazrat Nizamuddin, and between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai and Howrah. Both strains are bi-weekly.
The Sealdah-New Delhi ‘Duronto’ express – India’s first point-to-point, non-stop train – has been flagged off from the Sealdah station in Kolkata.
The first railway manufacturing site to be fully owned by a foreign multinational has taken wings at Vadodara in Gujarat.