Railway Minister Muniyappa inaugurates extended train services

5:48 PM, Saturday, August 14th, 2010
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Mangalore:  Minister of state for Railways  KH Muniyappa, said that railway unites entire India, hence it cannot be biased after flagging off the extended service of Mumbai CST-Karwar Tri-weekly Superfast Express to Mangalore Junction (Kankanady) Railway Station obn August 14, Saturday.

He also said that the passengers of the coastal areas will be benefitted for travelling to Mumbai with the extension of Train No.2133/2134 Karwar-CST Mumbai up to Mangalore.

The train service has 253km length and will have stop at Udupi, Byndoor, Surathkal and Kumta and service will be tri-weekly departing Mangalore on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday,” he informed.

There are about 17,000 Railway Level Crossings in the country and necessary measures have been taken by his ministry to make these places as accident free. He said that Centre has kept Rs.31, 000 crore for this purpose.
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, urged the minister to introduce new trains between Mangalore – Mumbai and Mangalore-Bangalore.
General Manager Deepak Krishna, Divisional Railway SK Raina, Oscar Fernandes, MLA Yogish Bhat, MLA UT Khader, Mayor Rajani Dugganna, Zilla Panchayath president Santhosh Kumar Bhandary were present.


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