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					Agra from October 3. The train will cater to tourists, athletes and officials who plan to
the Taj Mahal Tours during the games. The railways said the special train that will run
at a speed of 140 km/hr, will function non-stop. "The train will leave Delhi in the
morning and will reach Agra in 75 minutes. It will return to Delhi in the evening the
same day,' said a senior railway board official.
  Talking to Times City, Manish Tiwary, CPRO, and Northern Railway said this train
will have a capacity of 600 persons. "We are consulting the organising committee to
fix the fare for the route. We plan to charge in accordance to the prevailing Shatabdi
Express' fares. In addition, we will be using LHB coaches, those used in Shatabdis
and Rajdhanis, to give passengers a comfortable ride,' added Tiwary.
  According to railway officials, an internal audit has found that the maximum foreign
tourists rush to Agra and Jaipur. "Since we are an important sponsor of the CWG, we
can use this opportunity to compete with the road transport. We want to keep the fares
competitive so that we stand a proper chance against the road services,' said an officer.
  The railways said they were also mulling the option of running a service to Jaipur if
they get a positive response from the railway board. The railways has already
announced that the special heritage, which runs with steam engines, will operate
between Delhi and Rewari at the weekends. Northern Railway officials said special
care will be taken in deciding the food items in these trains. "We will prepare the
menu keeping the tastes of international tourists in mind,' said a railway Bhavan
officer. Courtesy the Times of India Aug 13, 2010. tags:- Taj Mahal Inida, Taj Mahal
History, Golden Triangle Tour, Taj Mahal Agra India, Visit Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal Tour
Packages,       Taj     Mahal      City     More       information      to     visit:   -
http://wwww.tajmahaltours.com/ ">New Delhi: Coinciding with the Commonwealth
Games, Northern Railway will be running a special Shatabdi train between Delhi and
Agra from October 3. The train will cater to tourists, athletes and officials who plan to
the Taj Mahal Tours during the games. The railways said the special train that will run
at a speed of 140 km/hr, will function non-stop. "The train will leave Delhi in the
morning and will reach Agra in 75 minutes. It will return to Delhi in the evening the
same day,' said a senior railway board official.
  Talking to Times City, Manish Tiwary, CPRO, and Northern Railway said this train
will have a capacity of 600 persons. "We are consulting the organising committee to
fix the fare for the route. We plan to charge in accordance to the prevailing Shatabdi
Express' fares. In addition, we will be using LHB coaches, those used in Shatabdis
and Rajdhanis, to give passengers a comfortable ride,' added Tiwary.
  According to railway officials, an internal audit has found that the maximum foreign
tourists rush to Agra and Jaipur. "Since we are an important sponsor of the CWG, we
can use this opportunity to compete with the road transport. We want to keep the fares
competitive so that we stand a proper chance against the road services,' said an officer.
  The railways said they were also mulling the option of running a service to Jaipur if
they get a positive response from the railway board. The railways has already
announced that the special heritage, which runs with steam engines, will operate
between Delhi and Rewari at the weekends. Northern Railway officials said special
care will be taken in deciding the food items in these trains. "We will prepare the
menu keeping the tastes of international tourists in mind,' said a railway Bhavan
officer. Courtesy the Times of India Aug 13, 2010. tags:- Taj Mahal Inida, Taj Mahal
History, Golden Triangle Tour, Taj Mahal Agra India, Visit Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal Tour
Packages,      Taj     Mahal     City    More       information    to      visit:  -
http://wwww.tajmahaltours.com/

				
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