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Union Minister flags-off Antyodaya Express

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

A new bi-weekly train service connecting and was launched here today.

of State of Railways, Rajen Gohain, flagged-off the Kochuveli-Mangaluru Antyodaya Express during a function held at nearby Kochuveli railway station.

The new service was launched as part of the efforts of the Indian to make the more accessible and affordable to common man.

The new Antyodaya Express would be fully unreserved.

Gohain said the new service would be a boon for the common man.

The Indian has successfully launched Humsafar, Antyodaya, and rakes besides Deen Dayalu, Anubhuti and Swarn coaches which are equipped with novel amenities and enhanced safety features, he said.

He also lauded the efforts of the Southern Railway in expediting various infrastructural projects and electrification of lines over the zone.

The dedicated freight corridor and strengthening of infrastructure would enhance speed and safety, the added.

He later received representations from members of the public and elected representatives.

of State for Tourism, Alphons Kannanthanam, state tourism minister, Kadakampally Surendran, V K Prasanth, MLAs, MPs and railway officials were among those who took part in the function.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 18:30 IST