Indian Railways to launch new Tejas Express between Delhi and Dehradun

Dehradun: The Railway Ministry has agreed to launch a Tejas Express train between Delhi and Dehradun via Haridwar. An agreement in principle to start a Tejas Express train between Delhi-Haridwar-Dehradun has been given on a request by the Uttarakhand chief minister, an official release recently quoted Railway Minister Piyush Goyal as saying.

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  • The train will be equipped with modern onboard facilities.
  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat met Goyal in Delhi over the matter.
  • Work on the project will begin as soon as a pathway is available, the railway minister said.
  • He said that there will be no budgetary shortage for railway projects in Uttarakhand.
  • Arrangements for the safety and convenience of pilgrims on the lines of Prayagraj Kumbh will be made for 2021 Haridwar Kumbh by the railways.
  • The release said, during the meeting, the CM requested Mr. Goyal to grant a clearance for Lalkuan-Khatima, Tanakpur-Bageshwar and Kashipur-Dhampur new rail line projects.