Railways to be lead partner for CWG, special train to mark event

Railways to be lead partner for CWG, special train to mark event

 "Indian Railways will be the lead partner of the Commonwealth Games being hosted by India this year. To mark this event and also to spread the message, Railways proposes to start a Commonwealth Exhibition train," Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said presenting the Rail Budget.|

The Commonwealth Games will be held in the capital from October 3 to 14.
She also said five sports academies would be set up across the country to strengthen the infrastructure. The proposed locations are Delhi, Secunderabad, Chennai and Mumbai.

To promote hockey, Bannerjee said it is also proposed to provide astro-turfs. The Railways will also provide increased employment opportunities for sports persons.

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