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Bengal gets some premium, express trains

New Delhi, February 12 (Online Bureau): West Bengal will get better connectivity other parts of the country following Indian Railways’ decision to introduce new trains: four of the 17 premium trains promised will touch either Howrah or Sealdah.

Howrah will get a bi-weekly Howrah-Pune AC express via Nagpur and Manmad, a weekly express to Katra via Mughalsarai, Varanasi and Saharanpur, and a bi-weekly AC express to Mumbai via Nagpur and Raipur.

Sealdah will get a biweekly AC express to Jodhpur via Mughalsarai.

Of the 39 express trains announced, five will have terminal points in West Bengal.

They are the Howrah– Yeswantpur AC weekly Express via Bhubaneswar, Gudur and Katpadi; the Malda Town- Anand Vihar weekly Express via Amethi & Rae Bareli; the Ranchi-New Jalpaiguri weekly Express via Jhajha, Katihar; the Santragachi-Anand Vihar weekly Express and the Balurghat– Howrah bi-weekly Express.

The state also gets one new local or MEMU service, the Santragachi– Jhargram local on 5 days a week.