Jamshedpur : In order to meet the extra rush of passengers in view of festive season, a train between Tatanagar and Kacheguda ( near Hyderabad) was introduced from Tuesday. The Puja weekly special train will run between the two destinations till mid-November.
The Tatanagar- Kacheguda Weekly Puja Special Express will leave Tatanagar on September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8 and 15. The train will leave Tatanagar on every Tuesday at 10.50 pm and it will reach Kacheguda on Thursday at 5 am. The train from Kacheguda will run on October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7 and 14. The train will leave every Monday at 1 pm and reach Tatanagar the next day at 7.45 pm.
The trains will stop at 30 stations including Chaibasa, Dongaposi, banspani , Jaroli, Sukinda Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Khurda Road, Berhampur, Srikakulam Road, Vijayanagaram, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada, Anakapalli, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Guntur, Nalgonda and Malkajgiri. The maintenance of the train will be jointly looked after by South Central Railway and South Eastern Railway.
Consisting of 18 coaches including AC-3, AC- 2 and sleeper coaches , the trains will run as special fare trains.
Tatanagar station manager O P Sharma said that the same train was also introduced earlier this year to tackle summer rush. “The response from passengers was overwhelming.
This is the reason we have introduced it again. The train will benefit those passengers heading for south during the festival season,” he said.
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 daily traffic of 90 mail, express and passenger trains, besides a footfall of more than 60,000 passengers.