Jamshedpur, Jan. 23: Five passenger trains will remain cancelled and four express trains will run on a reschedule time for facilitating the new convoy system of running freight trains in Chakradharpur railway division of South Eastern Railway (SER).
Garden Reach headquarters of South Eastern Railway today came out with a notification in this regard. According to the schedule, four passenger trains – Jharsuguda-Hatia Passenger, Jharsuguda-Rourkela MEMU Passenger, Hatia-Jharsuguda Passenger and Rourkela-Jharsuguda MEMU Passenger will remain cancelled on every Wednesday and Saturday from next week till March end. Another passenger train- Tatanagar-Bilaspur Passenger will remain caneclled on every Tuesday and Friday.
The notification stated that four express trains will be rescheduled on every Wednesday and Saturday from next week till March end. The trains include Tatanagar-Jammu Tawi Express whcih will be rescheduled by four hours .
The train will leave Tatanagar at 6.50 pm instead of 2.50 pm. The Jammu Tawi-Sambalpur Express which goes via Tatanagar will be rescheduled by 4 hours and 30 minutes from Muri . The train will leave Muri at 12.40 pm instead of 8.10 am.
The Tatanagar-Alappuzha Express will be rescheduled by 1 hour and 10 minutes . The train will depart Tatanagar at 4.40 pm instead of at 3.30 pm.
The Rourkela-Koraput Express will be rescheduled by 1 hour and 10 minutes . The train will leave Rourkela at 7.20 pm instead of 6.10 pm.
Tatanagar station director H K Balmuch said they are spreading the message for the passengers so that they are aware about the decisions. The block was undertaken for modernisation work of railway tracks and signalling system.
Notably, about 150 passenger trains pass through various stations of Chakradharpur railway division every day. The Tatanagar station assumes importance in view because it is located on the Howrah-Mumbai main route. Several important trains travel via Tatanagar, including the high-profile Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express. The station sees a footfall of more than 60,000 passengers daily.