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Amritsar-Chandigarh Duronto Express chugs off

The much-awaited Chandigarh- Amritsar Duronto Express train was flagged off from here on Wednesday by Minister of State for Railways KH Muniyappa.

Updated: Aug 24, 2011, 18:01 PM IST

Amritsar: The much-awaited Chandigarh-
Amritsar Duronto Express train was flagged off from here on Wednesday
by Minister of State for Railways KH Muniyappa.

The train painted in green, mustard and brown colours
sets it apart from other Duronto Express trains.

BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab Minister for Social
Security and Development of Women and Children Laxmi Kanta
Chawla demanded that there should be halts at Jalandhar and
Ludhiana to make the service a success.

Muniyappa said Duronto Express trains across the country
have no stoppages in between and as such the demand cannot be
accepted at present.

However, he said, if the demand is raised by politicians
and people, it will be considered.

The train has 17 coaches, including three air
conditioned. The fare for general ticket is around Rs 65 and
for air conditioned coach Rs 252.

PTI