Commonwealth Express to be flagged off on Thursday


Prime VIP
New Delhi, June 23: A special exhibition train to promote Commonwealth Games will be flagged off by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday.

The Commonwealth Express comprising 11 coaches will leave for Amritsar to coincide with the arrival of Queen's Baton in the country from Pakistan on June 25.

The special exhibition train, a joint venture between the Railway Ministry and the Information and Technology Ministry, will travel to each state and have about 50 stoppages at selected stations across the country.

Besides Banerjee, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and officials from the Organising Committee, Railway Ministry and IT Ministry are expected to attend the flagging off ceremony.