Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday presented the annual Railway Budget for financial year 2010-11. Presenting her second Budget in her current stint as minister, Banerjee left passenger fares untouched and service charge for AC tickets was slashed.
Benefits for Rajasthan
Rajasthan Gets 17 New Trains
In this Rail Budget, Rajasthan got 17 new trains apart from rise in the frequency of 3 trains. The tally got almost doubled to the last year when nine new trains gifted to the Rajasthan.
Duranto Express for Jaipur to Mumbai
The new trains include a bi weekly Duranto Express (non-stop train ) from Jaipur to Mumbai besides four Bharat Teerth trains to connect several pilgrimage centres to the religious places in Rajasthan.
Nine Express and Two Passenger Train
The railway minister also announced a new Janmbhoomi train connecting Ahmedabad and Punjab covering the interiors of Rajasthan. Apart from that,Â nine Express trains and two passenger trains are also introduced for Rajasthan.
The Express trains include bi-weekly Hyderabad-Ajmer, thrice-a-week Ahmedabad-Agra and weekly Kolkata-Ajmer Express among others.
Multi Functional Complexes & Hospitals
The minister also announced setting up of multi functional complexes at Abu Road, Kishangarh and Sikar and set up outdoor patient department and diagnostic centre – one each at Medta Road, Naguar, Pali Marwar and Rani besides opening three tier multi speciality hospitals at Bandikui and Rewari.