Mamata Banerjee- As Railway Minister During Second Tenure

In 2009, Mamata Banerjee turned out to be Railway Minister for the second time. Subsequent to becoming Railway Minister for the second time, Mamata Banerjee acknowledged many novel schemes in the Railway Budget 2009. She determined to expand nearly 50 stations as world category stations with international level amenities. These will be urbanized, in the course of inventive financing and in Public Private Partnership mode. Above and beyond, she as well affirmed decision of the Railways to expand additional 375 stations as Adarsh or Ideal Stations.

She moreover proclaimed the erection of Multi-functional Complexes in station location to provide rail user conveniences like shopping, food stalls and restaurants, book stalls, PCO booths, medicine along with variety stores, hotels, underground parking etc. She pronounced that these complexes will be put up in Public-Private Partnership. Moreover, she as well decided to make arrangements for Scholarships for higher education of girl children of group D employees in order to promote their financial liberty.

She wished-for opening seven Nursing Colleges on Railway property. She as well introduced several new concepts of Trains like Duranta, Yuva in the Railway Budget. At the moment Duranta is the fastest train in India. To alleviate women passengers for the period of busy hours, Mamata introduced Ladies Special Train on July linking Bandel and Howrah. Afterward, some further Ladies Special has been flagged off by her, e.g.Kalyani Sealdah, Panvel Mumabi CST.

Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the Duronto Express, a non-stop train, fastest train of India amid Sealdah and New Delhi on September 18th 2009. Super fast Duronto Express Train between Chennai and New Delhi was initiated on September 21st. She in addition took steps to stretch railway in terror hit sections of Kashmir. Anantnag Qadigund Railway line was launched in October.


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