Traffic-cum-power block hits trains at Tatanagar, two trains cancelled

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Several others short terminated

Jamshedpur : Two passenger trains – Chakradharpur-Tatanagar Special and Chakulia-Tatanagar Passenger was cancelled on Tuesday following a traffic-cum-power block for track renovation work and dismantling of the abandoned old overbridge at the Tatanagar railway station.

Several other trains were short terminated due to the railway power block. The Bilaspur-Tatanagar Passenger train was short-terminated at Gamharia railway station in adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawandistrict . The train returned to Bilaspur from Gamharia.

The Barbil-Tatanagar Passenger train was short-terminated at Sini . On its return journey the train returned to Barbil from Sini The services of the Up and Dn trains remained cancelled between Sini and Tatanagar.

The Barkakana-TatanagarPassenger was short-terminated at Kandra . The return train started journey from Barkakana instead of Tatanagar. Both the Up and Dntrains remained cancelled between Kandra and Tatanagar.

The Hatia-TatanagarPassenger train was also short- terminated at Gamharia. It returned to the originating station fromGamharia itself. The services of both the to and fro trains was therefore remained cancelled between Tatanagar and Gamharia. The Dhanbad-Tatanagar Subarnarekha Express was short terminated at Gamharia .

The Asansol-TatanagarExpress was provided additional stoppages at Gamharia and Adityapur. Several passengers of steel city got down from the train at Adityapur. Later, they travelled to the city by road from Adityapur.

Tatanagar station director H K Balmuch said the railway block began at 8.30 am and continued till 2 pm. “We had spread 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,” 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.

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