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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announces new terminus at Kalyan

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Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday announced a new terminus for long-distance trains at Kalyan, a superfast train from Mumbai to Goa and Humsafar train with modern amenities from Mumbai.

Prabhu promised Rs 40,000 crore for city projects to develop and strengthen the rail network, provide more facilities and ensure speedy transit.

“For those heading to Konkan or Goa, a superfast Tejas train will soon ensure you reach your destination in the fastest possible time,” he said while speaking at a function to flag off a new train from Bandra terminus to Gorakhpur.

Tejas, the new superfast train faster than Rajdhani Express, will offer services such as entertainment, local cuisine and Wi-Fi. It will have TV screens on the back of each seat.

The Humsafar train, starts from Mumbai, will have 16 AC III-tier coaches and two power cars. It could run inter-city overnight journeys and has been targeted at middle-class passengers.

The train will have CCTV, global positioning system (GPS)-based passenger information, mobile and laptop charging points, integrated Braille display for the visually impaired, a smoke detection and suppression system and a high-quality exterior and interior design, Times of India reported.