Aug 29, 2008

India - Special Trains for Chiru fetch 1.35 Cr

Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) has earned Rs 1.35 crore from 16 special trains it provided for Chiranjeevi's party launch and public meeting. One Chinna Venkateshwarlu , an industrialist, paid Rs 13 lakh for a train which ferried fans from the Secunderabad railway station to Tirupati. Two trains each were started from Secunderabad , Kakinada, Ongole and one each from Warangal, Karimnagar, Narsaraopet, Narsapur , Ankapally, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru , Guntur and Nandyal. According to SCR officials, 297 coaches ferried around 1.5 lakh people. It was second such experience for the SCR which ran around 25 special trains for TDP's Mahanadu in Secunderabad in 2004.

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