Connecting points

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 24, 2012 18:50 hrs

Several Members of Parliament and government officials — former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi included — have bought land to build holiday cottages around Nainital. The hill station has a direct train, Kathgodam Express, from New Delhi. But, this is not fully air-conditioned. The former railway minister had proposed running a Rajdhani Express-like fast train —Duronto Express — between Delhi and Kathgodam. Unfortunately, an unfeeling and unsympathetic Railway Borad shot the proposal down.

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