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Is the AZAD HIND EXPRESS from Howrah to Pune cancelled

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Asked by krishna, 04 Oct '09 11:29 am
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Flu effect: travellers find train ok, bus not
Vijay Pinjarkar & Proshun Chakraborty, TNN 11 August 2009, 07:21am IST
NAGPUR: Travellers to Mumbai and Pune, the two Maharashtra cities worst hit by H1N1 virus, are shunning the buses but do not mind taking trains. Central Railway expressed concern over the spread of influenza but claimed that waiting list for trains to Mumbai and Pune continued to swell. No berth was available in a dozen trains to these cities until August 16.

On the other hand, private bus operators complained their occupancy had dwindled 60% since outbreak of the virus. Of the six deaths in India, three have been reported from Mumbai and Pune. According to Suhas Lohkare, public relations officer (PRO) of Central Railway, all trains to Mumbai and Pune were going full. From August 11 to 16, waiting list for 2114 Garib Rath, 2136 Nagpur-Pune Express, 2130 Howrah-Pune Azad Hind Express, 2849 Bilaspur-Pune Express and 1040 Maharashtra Express was between 10 ...more
Answered by Arun Soni, 04 Oct '09 11:36 am

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