Jamshedpur, July 27 : Passengers have welcomed the decision of South Eastern Railway ( SER) for introducing a pantry car in Jallianwala Bagh Express which travels between Tatanagar and Amritsar.
Kolkata based Garden Reach, the headquarters of South Eatern Railway at a meeting on Thursday decided to introduce a pantry car in that long distance train.
Confirming the decision senior divisional commercial manager of Chakradharpur railway division Bhasar said that a decision has been taken in this regard. SER will come out with a notification soon.
The Jallinwala Bagh Express is a bi-weekly train which travels between the two destination- Tatanagar and Amritsar- on Mondays and Wednesdays. The train takes around 35 hours to cover the journey between the two places.
All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) president Satnam Singh Gambhir who had started a campaign pressurising the railways to introduce a pantry car in that train said, ” It is really a big achievement as our long pending demand has been fulfilled. Numerous passengers who travel to Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on that train would be benefited.”
The Central Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee ( CGPC) was also demanding from the Union railway minister to fulfill their requirement. Apart from the Sikh outfits , Jamshedpur MP Bidyut Baran Mahto had also raised the issue in several forums. A pantry car is a must in that train as majority of people heading for Amritsar opt for this train. In absence of a pantry car passengers either has to carry food of their own or purchase it from different stations.
Tatanagar railway station witnesses a daily traffic of over 90- mail, express and passenger trains which either originate from Tatanagar of go via that station. The daily passenger footfall is close to 50,000.