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Dec 06 2016 (07:59)  Kurukshetra-Mathura Express to be launched today (www.thehindu.com)
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Catering to the demand, the Railways will launch a new train between Kurukshetra and Mathura from Tuesday.
Except Thursday and Sunday, the five-day week Kurukshetra-Mathura Express will depart from Kurukshetra from December 6 at 2.55 pm to arrive at Mathura at 9.40 pm the same day, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
In the return direction the Mathura-Kurukshetra will depart from Mathura from December 7 at 5.30 am to arrive at Kurukshetra at 12.40 PM the same day.
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of 5 Deendayalu coaches, 2 general second class, 2 Chair Car and one AC Chair Car besides two luggage-cum-disabled friendly coaches the Mathura-Kurukshetra Express train will stop at Chhata, Kosi Kalan, Palwal, Faridabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Subzi Mandi, Sonepat, Samalkha, Panipat and Karnal stations enroute in both the directions.
The inaugural run of Kurukshetra-Mathura Express train will be on December 6 from Kurukshetra station. - PTI
Lifeline Express to have 2 more coaches
To increase the scope of treatment in Lifeline Express, two additional coaches equipped with detection and control of cancer and stroke will be augmented in the service from Tuesday.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu along with Health Minister J.P. Nadda will inaugurate the augmentation of two additional coaches to the existing five-coach hospital train Lifeline Express.
The coaches are meant for the detection and control of oral, breast and cervical cancer, prevention of stroke and family health services, according to a release.
These additional services will be provided to augment the existing restorative surgeries conducted for sight, hearing, clefts, burn contractures and orthopaedic impairment, and treatment of epilepsy and dental problems on the Lifeline Express.
Three fully equipped Operation Theatres will be available for free-of-cost services to the rural poor across India. A total of 10,000 people will benefit at each project location. The augmented seven-coach Lifeline Express will commence its 178th Lifeline Express project at Satna, in Madhya Pradesh from December 15 till January 5, 2017. Other Lifeline Express projects in 2017 will be at Telangana, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, MP, Gujarat and other locations.
This is a unique project which has so far medically treated over one million disabled poor in rural India, all free of cost, made possible with the donated services of over 200,000 medical professionals from around the world. - PTI
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