Jamshedpur : With mercury decreasing every passing day, the scene at the Tatanagar railway station is getting quite depressing.
Numerous passengers are facing trouble due to the delay in long-distance trains, thanks to the foggy weather conditions, and the situation is unchanged for the past few days in the North.
Amidst dense fog and mist, enveloping northern parts of the country, several trains coming to Jharkhand from New Delhi and other destinations have started arriving late.
As many as half-a-dozen trains ŚNew Delhi-Puri Neelachal Express, New Delhi-Bhubaneshwar Sampark Kranti Express, New Delhi- Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani Express, Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Superfast Express, Anandvihar- Santragachi Express and Jammu Tawi Express which runs via Tatanagar have been running late way behind schedule today.
Tatanagar falls under the Chakradharpur division of south Eastern Railway.
Several trains including Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express ( Dn), Tata -Jammu Tawi Express ( Dn), Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express ( Dn), Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Superfast Express ( Dn) have been running several hours late today.
Rajdhani Express ( from New Delhi) , which arrives at Tatanagar at 10.35am, was delayed by over 10 hours today ( the train is expected to reached here at 9 pm in the night).
The Tata-Jammu Tawi Express ( Dn) was running over 13 hours late and was expected to arrive at Tatanagar past midnight. The schedule arrival of the train at Tatanagar, the originating station is 10.20 am. But, railway enquiry officials said the train was expected to reach hear at around 12.15 am.
The Puri-bound Purushottam Superfast Express ( from New Delhi) which travels via Tatanagar was running four hours late today. The schedule arrival of the train at Tatanagar railway station is 8 pm but due to the delay it is expected here past midnight.
Similarly, the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express ( Dn) was running three hours behind schedule. The actual time of the train’s arrival at Tatanagar is 8.20 pm.
But, the train is expected to arrive here after 11.30 pm today.
Railway authorities said that they were taking necessary steps to help passengers get refunds for cancellation of tickets. ” Several passengers who were supposed to catch connecting trains got their tickets cancelled at Tatanagar ,” said O P Sharma, the station manager.