Jamshedpur, Feb. 9: Services of as many as 10 long-distance trains, passing through Tatanagar and other railway stations, which were earlier cancelled by South Eastern Railway (SER) anticipating fog in February and March, have been restored from today.
A circular issued by Garden Reach, the Kolkata-based headquarters of SER, said that the decision for restoring train services was taken after reviewing the weather condition.
In view of foggy conditions from January to mid-March, the railways had earlier cancelled the trains, mostly north-bound. Last year, the railways had also issued a notification regarding cancellation of trains so that passengers do not book advance tickets on these trains.
An official said that the decision for restoring the cancelled trains was taken following weather inputs and long range forecast. Winter is in its last phase and we don’t think foggy condition would hamper running of trains.
The spokesperson went on to say that apart from cancellation, frequency of a few mail and express trains were also reduced. But, now all trains will now run on its normal schedule, he said.
The Hatia-Anand Vihar Jharkhand Swarnajayanti Express (12873 / 12874) which runs via Barkakana was cancelled in entire February till March 1. But, as per the notification the train will resume its journey from today.
The Lokmanya Tilak-Howrah Jnaneshwari Express (12101/12102) which runs via Tatanagar remained cancelled till February 29, as per the earlier railway notification. But, both the Up and Down trains would resume journey from February 9 and 10 respectively.
The Tatanagar-Jammu Tawi Express (18101/ 18109) resumed journey from yesterday. As per the earlier railway notification the train was cancelled till February 29.
Likewise, the Rourkela-Muri Jammu-Tawi Link Express (18109 / 18110) resumed services from today (the UP train), while the Down train will resume service from February 10. The train as per previous notification was supposed to remain cancelled till February 29.