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First Duranto train from September 13

UNI
Sep 07, 2009 at 08:05pm IST

New Delhi: The first non-stop train called Duranto will start its journey from Sealdah railway station Kolkata for New Delhi on September 13.

According to official sources, the train is expected to take around 17 hours to cover this distance and will run at a speed of around 120 Kilometers per hour.

This train will be using the Rajdhani track and its fare will be at par to that of the Rajdhani. The ticket cost includes on board food.

ALL CLEAR: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced the Duranto trains in the Railway Budget.

The train is expected to take around half an hour to one hour less time than what is taken by the present Rajdhani trains to cover the same distance.

It will run twice a week. It will be leaving Sealdah on Thursday and Sunday at 1830 hours and will depart from New Delhi at 2000 hours on Monday and Friday.

Similarly, the second Duranto train will leave Chennai on September 14. It will take 29 hours to cover the distance between Chennai and New Delhi.

This will run once a week and fares will be lower than that of Rajdhani trains since food cost is not included in the tickets, the sources added.

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