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Rail budget doesn't offer city much joy

Mallikarjun Kharge didn’t give Pune too many reasons to celebrate in his interim railway budget yesterday.

Three new trains were announced for the city in today’s budget, including Howrah-Pune AC Express (bi-weekly) via Nagpur, Manmad; Gorakhpur-Pune Express (weekly) via Lucknow, Kanpur, Bina, Manmad; and Pune-Lucknow Express (weekly) via Khandwa, Bhopal, Bina, Jhansi, Kanpur.

New lines have been proposed under Pune division for two routes: Pune-Baramati via Saswad, Jejuri, Moregaon, and Pune-Ahmednagar via Kegdaon Kasti. Doubling of Pune-Kolhapur line has also been proposed.

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