Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Sunday flagged off Secunderabad—Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi) Duronto Express, a bi-weekly non-stop train service.

The Secunderabad-Hazrat Nizamuddin is the first Duronto Express from the South Central Railway (SCR) and was announced in rail budget last year.

Minister of State for Railways K. H. Muniyappa presided over the function while Andhra Pradesh Minister for Health and Family Welfare Danam Nagender, MLAs M. Shashidhar Reddy, P. Shanker Rao and Hyderabad Mayor Banda Karthika Reddy were among those to be present at the function.

Train No 2285 Secunderabad-Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto bi-weekly express will depart from Secunderabad on Sundays and Thursdays at 1.30 pm and reach Hazrat Nizamuddin at 10.35 am the next day.

On return journey, Train No 2286 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Secunderabad Duronto Express will leave Hazrat Nizamuddin on Mondays and Fridays at 4 pm and arrive in Secunderabad at 2 pm the next day.

Another Duronto train from Secunderabad to Mumbai was announced by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee in the rail budget last month.