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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 72

India – Pak desert express delayed by a week

[b]India –Pak desert express delayed by a week[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi for Asian Tribune

[b]New Delhi, 26 January, ( [/b]The India-Pak desert express named after the Thar is unlikely to chug along the Munnabao- Khokhrapar route till the second week of February. Earlier it was slated to start from Jodhpur and go upto Mirphurkas on Feb 1. Reason: the two countries are yet to finalise modalities of the operations. In fact, a visit of Indian railway team to Pakistan to firm up the schedule is yet to take place.

Chairman of Railway Board J P Batra asked Pakistan to fix a date for the visit of Indian delegation to finalise all the modalities.

"The train is unlikely to run from February one. I presume that it will take at least 15 days more to finalise everything between the two countries," Batra told reporters here.

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