PATNA: Railways has decided to cancel at least 13 pairs of passenger trains from May 11 to 19 due to non-interlocking work to be carried out on the Lucknow-Sultanpur-Zafrabad section of Lucknow division. Most of the cancelled trains originate from various stations under East Central Railway (ECR) and Eastern Railway (ER) jurisdictions.
ECR CPRO A K Rajak said while Rajgir-New Delhi Shramjeevi Express will remain cancelled between May 13 and 18, Patna-Kota Express, Patliputra-Chandigarh Express and Patna-Indore Express (19313-19314) will not run between May 11 and 19. Muzaffarpur-Ambala Harihar Express and Raxaul-Delhi Sadhbavna Express will also remain cancelled during this period.
Rajak said Howrah-Jammu Tawi Himgiri Express, Howrah-Haridwar Kumbh Express, Howrah-Dehradun Upasna Express, Howrah-Amritsar Express and Malda Town-Delhi Farraka Express are other passenger trains which will remain cancelled during this period.
The Railways has decided to short terminate Rajendra Nagar Terminal- Durg South Bihar Express from May 9 to 15 due to non-interlocking in the South Central Railway area. This particular train will terminate and originate from Bilaspur instead of Durg during this period, the CPRO said.
Meeting held: The Danapur division of ECR held its sixth divisional railway users’ consultative committee meeting at the DRM’s office at Danapur on Friday. The meeting, which was held under the chairmanship of Danapur DRM R K Jha, was attended by all branch officers and members of the committee. Jha informed the members about various steps taken by railways to improve punctuality of trains, cleanliness and passenger amenities at all big and small stations of the division. He also informed the members about the decision of railways to install train indication boards at Jamui, Mokama, Danapur, Buxar, Kiul, Bakhtiarpur and Ara stations of the division to cater to passengers’ needs.
Energy safety week: The ECR is observing energy safety week at all its five divisions from May 5. As part of the programme, railway safety staff will be given tips about the need to save energy and maintain safety measures at all major stations of the zone.