Several trains cancelled
Jamshedpur, Jan. 11: Movement of several passenger and goods train were hit on the Kharagpur-Tatanagar-Chakradharpur railway section of South Eastern Railway ( SER) on Friday following modification of signalling system and other maintenance activity at two-places- Chakradharpur and Dhalbhumgarh. The repair work began at 11.30am and was scheduled to continue till late in the evening.
Several passenger trains including Tata-Chakulia Passenger, Purulia-Jhargram Passenger ( which pass via Tatanagar), Howrah-Ghatshila MEMU Passenger ( both Up and Dn) and Tata-Kharagpur Passenger were cancelled.
Three trains, Hatia-Tata Passenger, Tata-Gua Passenger and Jhargram-Purulia Passenger, that pass via Tatanagar were cancelled. The Asansol-Tata MEMU Passenger was halted at Adra station.
Sources at Garden Reach, the Kolkata-based headquarters of South Eastern Railway said that Shalimar- Mumbai LTT Kurla Express which was supposed to reach Tatanagar railway station at 8 pm will be delayed by about eight hours. The train is expected to come to Tatanagar at 4 am of Saturday.
The movement of Mumbai-Howrah Duronto Express was also affected due to the non-interlocking work. Against its schedule arrival time of 3.50 pm at Tatanagar railway station the train was expected to come at around 4.30 pm.
The Titlagarh-Howrah Ispat superfast Express was rescheduled from Titlagarh by two hours. The train was supposed to arrive at Tatanagar at 2.25 pm, but officials at the Tatangar enquiry said it was expected at 4.30 pm.
he Purulia to Howrah Lalmati Express which runs via Tatanagar was running two hours behind schedule.
Tatanagar station director H K Balmuchu said that they got an official circular regarding the railway block. “We had spread the message for the passengers so that they are aware about the decisions. The block would be undertaken for modernisation work of railway tracks and signalling system,” he added.
Chakradharpur is the highest revenue earning railway division in terms of freight in the country. 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.