Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has introduced 72 new trains in the Rail Budget 2014. These include 17 Premium trains, 38 Express trains, 10 Passenger trains, 4 MEMU and 3 DEMU. Three trains will be extended and frequency of same number of trains will be increased. Following is the list of new trains introduced: Premium Trains: i Howrah - Pune AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Nagpur, Manmad ii. Kamakhya - New Delhi AC Express (Weekly) via Chhapra, Varanasi iii. Kamakhya - Chennai AC Express (Weekly) via Malda, Howrah iv. Mumbai - Howrah AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Nagpur, Raipur v. Mumbai - Patna AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Khandwa, Itarsi, Manikpur vi. Nizamuddin - Madgaon AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Kota, Vasai Road vii. Sealdah -Jodhpur AC Express (Bi-weekly) via Mughalsarai viii. Yesvantpur - Jaipur AC Express (Weekly) via Gulbarga, Pune, Vasai Road ix. Ahmedabad - Delhi Sarai Rohilla Express (Tri-weekly) via Palanpur, Ajmer, Rewari x. Bandra - Amritsar Express (Weekly) Via Kota, New Delhi, Ambala xi. Bandra (T) - Katra Express (Weekly) via Kota, New Delhi, Ambala xii. Gorakhpur - New Delhi Express (Bi-weekly) via Lucknow, Moradabad xiii. Katra - Howrah Express (Weekly) Express via Mughalsarai, Varanasi, Saharanpur xiv. Mumbai - Gorakhpur Express ( Bi-weekly) via Khandwa, Jhansi, Kanpur xv. Patna- Bangalore Express (Weekly) via Mughalsarai, Chheoki, Manikpur, Nagpur xvi. Yesvantpur - Katra Express (Weekly) via Gulbarga, Kacheguda, Nagpur, New Delhi xvii. Thiruvananthpuram - Bangalore (Yesvantpur) Express (Bi- weekly) via Erode, Tirupattur Express Trains: i. Ahmedabad - Katra Express (Weekly) via Palanpur, Jaipur, Rewari, Hisar, Bathinda, Amritsar ii. Ahmedabad - Lucknow Jn Express (Weekly) via Palanpur, Jaipur, Bandikui, Mathura, Kasganj iii. Ahmedabad - Allahabad Express (Weekly) via Jalgaon, Khandwa, Itarsi, Satna, Manikpur iv. Amritsar - Gorakhpur Express (Weekly) via Saharanpur, Moradabad, Sitapur Cantt. v. Aurangabad - Renigunta Express (Weekly) via Parbhani, Bidar, Vikarabad vi. Bangalore - Chennai Express (Daily) via Bangarpet, Jolarpettai vii. Bandra (T) - Lucknow Jn Express (Weekly) via Kota, Mathura, Kasganj viii. Bareilly - Bhopal Express (Weekly) via Chandausi, Aligarh, Tundla, Agra ix. Bhavnagar - Bandra Express (Weekly) via Ahmedabad x. Bhavnagar- Delhi Sarai Rohilla Link Express (Weekly) xi. Gandhidham - Puri Express (Weekly) xii. Gorakhpur - Pune Express (Weekly) via Lucknow, Kanpur, Bina, Manmad xiii. Guntur-Kacheguda Double Decker Express (Bi-weekly); xiv. Howrah - Yeswantpur AC Express (Weekly)via Bhubaneswar, Gudur, Katpadi xv. Hubli - Mumbai Express (weekly) via Bijapur, Sholapur xvi. Hyderabad - Gulbarga Intercity (Daily) xvii. Jaipur - Chandigarh Intercity (Daily) via Jhajjar; xviii. Kacheguda - Tirupati Double Decker Express (Bi Weekly); xix. Kota - Jammu Tawi Express (Weekly) via New Delhi, Ambala xx. Kanpur - Bandra (T) Express (Weekly) via Kasganj, Mathura, Kota xxi. Lucknow - Kathgodam Express (Tri-weekly) xxii. Manduadih - Jabalpur Express (Weekly) via Allahabad, Manikpur, Satna xxiii. Malda Town - Anand Vihar Express (Weekly) via Amethi & Rae Bareli; xxiv. Mannargudi - Jodhpur Express (Weekly) via, Jaipur xxv. Mumbai - Chennai Express (Weekly) via Pune, Gulbarga, Wadi xxvi. Mumbai - Gorakhpur Express (Weekly) via Gonda, Balrampur, Barhani (after gauge conversion); xxvii. Mumbai - Karmali AC Express (Weekly) via Roha xxviii. Nanded - Aurangabad Express (Weekly) via Purna, Parbhani xxix. Nagpur - Rewa Express (Weekly) via Satna xxx. Nagercoil - Kacheguda Express (Weekly) via Karur, Namakkal, Salem xxxi. Pune - Lucknow Express (Weekly) via Khandwa, Bhopal, Bina, Jhansi, Kanpur xxxii. Ramnagar - Chandigarh Express (Weekly) via Moradabad, Saharanpur xxxiii. Ranchi - New Jalpaiguri Express (Weekly) via Jhajha, Katihar xxxiv. Secunderabad - Visakhapatnam AC Express (Weekly) via Kazipeth, Vijaywada xxxv. Santragachi - Anandvihar Express (Weekly) xxxvi. Srigangnagar - Jammu Tawi Express (Weekly) via Abohar, Bathinda, Dhuri xxxvii. Thiruvananathapuram-Nizamuddin Express (Bi-weekly) one day via Kottayam and one day via Allepey xxxviii.Varanasi - Mysore Express (Bi-weekly) via Wadi, Daund Passenger trains : i. Bina - Katni Passenger (Daily) ii. Dekargaon - Naharlagun Passenger (Daily) after completion of new line iii. Gunupur - Visakhapatnam Passenger (Daily) iv. Hubli - Belgaum Fast Passenger (Daily) v. Jaipur - Phulera Passenger (Daily) vi. Mannargudi - Mayiladuthurai Passenger (Daily) vii. Punalur - Kanniyakumari Passenger (Daily) via Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram viii. Sambalpur - Bhawanipatna Passenger (Daily) ix. Tatanagar - Chakulia Passenger (Daily) x. Tiruchendur - Tirunelveli Passenger (Daily) MEMU Trains: i. Anand - Dakor (Daily 2 services) ii. Anuppur-Ambikapur (6 days a week) iii. Delhi - Rohtak Passenger (Daily 2 services) iv. Santragachi - Jhargram (5 days a week) DEMU Trains: i. Morbi - Maliya Miyana ii. Ratlam - Fatehabad Chandrawati Ganj (Daily) after gauge conversion iii. Rewari - Rohtak (Daily) Extension of Trains i. 14705/14706 Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Sujangarh Express to Jodhpur ii. 15281/15282 Patna - Saharsa Express to Murliganj iii. 15013 / 15014 Kathgodam - Bhagat Ki Kothi Ranikhet Express to Jaisalmer Increase in Frequency: i. 16571/16572 Bidar - Yesvantpur Express 3 days to daily ii. 17225/17226 Hubli - Vijayawada Express from 3 days to daily iii. 17319/17320 Hubli - Secunderabad Express from 3 days to daily
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the Centre was neither concerned about the economy nor the falling rupee but only worried about saving its chair.