NEW DELHI: Three new trains have been granted for the state in the last railway budget of the second UPA Government presented.
Thiruvananthapuram-Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram- Nizamudeen Express train and Punalur-Kanyakumari passenger are the three new premium trains permitted for the state. The train fares of these trains are a bit costlier. Bangalore premium train will run twice a week and the Nizamudeen train will operate services in two days on the Kottayam and Alappuzha routes.
38 express trains, 17 new premium trains, 10 passenger trains, four memu and three demu trains have been announced in the interim rail budget.
The minister was not able to complete his budget speech following the uproar over Telangana. He just read the first two paragraphs and ended by reading the last paragraph.
There is no change in train fares in the interim rail budget.