Train services to hit on June 1 for repair work, several trains rescheduled


    Jamshedpur, May 29: Train movement on the Tatanagar-Chakradharpur section of South-Eastern Railway (SER) will remain affected on June 1 (Wednesday) as repair works will be undertaken on the tracks, in addition to installation of two low height sub-ways between Rajkharsawan and Dongaposhi.

    The repair and installation work, called “Traffic-cum-Power block,” will start at 9 a.m. and continue till 5.30 p.m. Besides tracks, the overhead high-tension cables will be also fixed, SER sources said.

    Both the Garden Reach, the Kolkata -based headquarters of South Eastern Railway, and office of the senior divisional operating manager of Chakradharpur have issued separate circulars  on Sunday, saying that because of the  railway block, movement of several passenger trains would remain affected on that day.

    Both the Up and Dn Tata-Gua Passenger train will remain cancelled on that day. The Jhargram-Midnapur Passenger, Midnapur-Jhargram Jangal Mahal Passenger and Kharagpur-Tatanagar Passenger will run on diverted routes.

    The Howrah-Barbil Janshatabdi Express (12021) will be short-terminated at Tatanagar railway station. The returning train will resume its journey from Tatanagar railway station in the evening.

    Officials at Tatanagar said that the passengers must plan their journey accordingly. The movement of trains would be restricted due to work. “Normal train services would be restored in the evening,” 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.


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