Jamshedpur, Oct 22: South Eastern Railway ( SER ) has cancelled several trains to the renovation work at Muri yard. According to a circular issued by Garden Reach, the Kolkata-based headquarters of South Eastern Railway, due to four days pre non-interlocking work and nine days non-interlocking work for the removal of Diamond Crossing at Muri Yard train services would be affected.
As per the plans the 08695/08696 Bokaro Steel City-Ranchi Special will remain cancelled from October 24 to November 1. Some passenger trains would also be cancelled between October 24 and November 1. The 08615/08616 Howrah-Hatia Special will run on a diverted route via Purulia-Kotshila from October 24 to November 1.
A railway spokesman said that announcements over the public address system would be made in various railway stations in Ranchi and Chakradharpur divisions regarding the disruption in train services for the renovation work at Muri railway yard.
The SER notification was circulated across all stations under Chakradharpur division. He said they have already informed the authorities concerned and added that they are spreading the message for the passengers so that they are aware about the decisions.
The Tatanagar railway station is the only A1-category railway station under Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway ( SER). The footfall at the station is gradually on the rise because of the increasing number of trains and also because of the fact that Tatanagar falls on the Howrah-Mumbai main line. 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. But, in view of the pandemic around a dozen trains pass through the station these days. The footfall of passengers has also come down drastically.