Jamshedpur: About half-a-dozen long distance express trains have started stopping for two minutes at the Poisata railway station, which falls under Chakradharpur railway division of South Eastern Railway, in neighbouring West Singhbhum district for 10 days.
Railway officials said that the halt will be provided to enable passengers to attend the free medicine distribution camp organised by a local socio religious outfit. An annual event, the free camp witnesses a large turnout of people.
Station manager of Tatanagar O.P Sharma said a circular in this regard was issued by South Eastern Railway headquarter’s. The free medical camp would be organised by the religious outfit associated with a local ashram.
The list of six express trains which will halt at Posaita included Howrah-Jagdalpur Sambleshwari Express, Shalimar-LTT Kurla Express , Tata-Alleppey Express, Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express, Howrah-Titlagarh Ispat Superast Express and Tata-Patna South Bihar Express.
A senior SER official said the stoppage facility for the six trains would be provided till March 13. ” This was for the first time that such a temporary halt for six important long distance trains running in the route have been provided.
The objective is to help interested passengers as they would not be required to travel to Posaita by a connecting train.
Therefore, a decision was taken for a temporary halt at Posaita,” explained the official.
Chakradharpur railway division sources said that Chhotanagpur Passenger Association, an outfit had also requested the railway authorities for providing a temporary halt of trains at Posaita, so that people could attend the free camp, which apart from health check-up also distributes free medicines.