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New train announcement hailed

PUDUCHERRY: Union Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs V. Narayanasamy has welcomed Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee’s announcement in the Railway budget on Wednesday about a new train service between Puducherry and Kolkata.

This train would benefit several persons in West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu who visit the Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry, he said in a release.

Ms. Banerjee also promised to take up the scheme connecting Karaikal and Mayiladuthurai via Peralam. Mayiladuthurai would be connected through Karaikal–Thirunallar–Peralam.

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