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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurates 5 new Indian Railways activities from New AC Weekly Express to VIKALP scheme

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated five new Indian Railways activities today through video conferencing from Mumbai.

"The idea is to create a Integrated transport system for the city of Kolkata," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said. (Reuters)
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurates 5 new Indian Railways activities from New AC Weekly Express to VIKALP scheme

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated five new Indian Railways activities today through video conferencing from Mumbai.

The Indian Railways, today, introduced a new train service viz. 12493/12494 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Pune AC Express (Weekly). Between H. Nizamuddin and Pune.

There are seven pairs of Express trains, including 1 pair of Duronto Express trains.

Suresh Prabhu also launched ergonomically redesigned and optimized tools for track gangs, keymen and patrolmen for Indian Railways and Safety at Unmanned Level Crossings

Prabhu inaugurated following activities: (i) New AC Weekly Express train between H. Nizamuddin-Pune, (ii) Expansion of VIKALP Scheme of Alternate Train Reservation to Delhi-Howrah, Delhi- Chennai, Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Secunderabad Circuits, (iii) Pilot Project of Sale of Unreserved Tickets through Hand Held Terminals, (iv) Launching of Ergonomically Redesigned & Optimised Tools for Track Gangs, Keymen & Patrolmen and (v) Pilot Project for Improving Safety at Unmanned Level Crossing.

Railway Board chairman A. K. Mital, Member (Traffic) Mohammad Jamshed, Member (Engineering) V.K. Gupta, Member (Mechanical) Hemant Kumar along with other senior officials were also present on the occasion.

Simultaneously, there was a parallel ceremony at H. Nizamuddin Railway Station where Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences and Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha were present to grace the occasion.

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