Railways to launch sports train

New Delhi, Sept 14(PTI) In order to heighten mass interest in next year’s Commonwealth Games, Railways have decided to run a special train from November this year focussing on youth and sports across the country.

Besides the “sports train”, railways will also launch a science train from Gandhinagar on October 2 this year.

While the sports train will run for a year, the science train will run for nine months covering every state, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said today.

There will be also exhibitions in the trains along the route, she said.

While the sports train will be run in coordination with the Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry, the science train will be launched in coordination with the Science and Technology Ministry.

“We will also coordinate with IIT, Ahemedabad, and IIT, Khragapur, for bringing IT technology to rural areas.


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