Summer special train between Tatanagar and Visakhapatnam from April 3


    Jamshedpur : South Eastern Railway (SER) will introduce a number of summer special trains from Tatanagar to meet the extra rush of passengers.

    Officials at the South Eastern Railway headquarters at Garden Reach in Kolkata said a notification would be issued from April 3 to June 26  for a weekly summer special between Tatanagar and Visakhapatnam.

    ” In order to meet the rush the step is being taken. The train will be introduced on April 3 and will run till the end of June. It will have second AC, third AC, sleeper class and general coaches,” an official.

    The South Eastern Railway ( SER) has decided to provide extra coaches in several long distance trains either originating or running via  Tatanagar railway station to ease the rush during the peak summer. Officials in Garden Reach, the Kolkata -based headquarter of South Eastern Railway  revealed that that necessary nitty-gritties are  being worked out for providing extra coaches in the long distance trains.

    ” Keeping in view the rush of passengers we have decided to provide extra coaches in some of the  trains which has long waiting lists. The details are being worked out,” said an official.

    The official went on to say that some of the trains which will get the facility of extra coaches includes  Howrah-Mumbai Geetanjali  Express, Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Superfast Express and Howrah-Ahmedabad Express . In all the three trains the reservation list  has reached the 200 mark in the first and second weeks of May.

    A railway official at Tatanagar, L B Sharma admitted the rush in trains due to two reasons — summer vacation and the peak marriage season.

    ” Several long distance trains passing through Tatanagar railway station is witnessing huge rush of passengers due to the marriage season . The rush will increase after the summer vacation in schools,” he said adding that they have also requested Garden Reach for  providing additional coaches keeping in view the long waiting list.

    Authorities of Tatanagar railway station said keeping in mind the convenience of passengers, they would soon open an extra ticket booking counter which will function till the end of  May.

    The local railway authorities  are also leaving no stone unturned to ensure passenger amenities. “We are trying to ensure proper  seating arrangements on the platforms and at the waiting halls for passengers during the holiday season, ” said Awtar Singh, the station manager of Tatanagar.


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