In 2000, Mamata Banerjee offered her maiden Railway udget as Railway Minister of the Goverment Led by the Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee. She satisfied a lot of of her pledges to her state West Bengal. She initiated a bi-weekly New Delhi-Sealdah, Rajdhani Express Train along with express trains linking diverse parts of West Bengal, to be precise the Howrah Purulia Express, Sealdah New Jalpaiguri Express, Shalimar Bankura Express and Sealdah-Amritsar Superfast Express. She furthermore amplified the rate of recurrence of the Pune Howrah, Azad Hind Express along with the expansion of no less than three express train services. Exertion onDigha-Howrah Express service moreover accelerated for the duration of her concise tenure.
She in addition focused on improvement of tourism in India, succeeded to enable the Darjeeling-Himalayan section with a couple of supplementary locomotives and came with the proposition of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC). She as well made comments that India ought to take part in a fundamental role in the Trans-Asian Railway and railway associations linking Bangladesh and Nepal would be introduced again. As a whole, she did introduce 19 new-fangled trains for the 2000–2001 financial years.
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