Railways yet to launch 10 new trains proposed in 2012-13 budget

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trainsNew Delhi, August 29;  Railways is yet to launch services of 10 new trains proposed in the Rail Budget 2012—13, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Railways had announced 113 new trains in the last Railway Budget out of which 103 have been introduced and 10 are pending due to various constraints like non-completion of gauge conversion, new line works, non-receipt of necessary clearance from the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS).

These trains will be introduced as soon as the constraints are overcome and efforts are being made for early introduction, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said in a written reply to the House.

Habibganj-Indore AC double decker express and Yerraguntla-Nanganapalli passenger trains are awaiting clearance from CRS.

Besides the Kanpur-Amritsar Express, Howrah-Raxual Express, Chappra-Lucknow Express and Rangiya-Tezpur passenger trains are among the 10 proposed trains yet to be made operational due to the non-completion of gauge conversion works.

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