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In order to beat the increased summer rush of commuters, South Eastern Railway has announced running of two summer special trains via Tatanagar. The first train will be summer weekly superfast special train between Santragachi and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT), which will travel via Tatanagar. The train will be introduced on April 4 and run for more than two months till June 29. While the other one from Shalimar (Howrah) to Durg will start running from April 3. This train will arrive at Tatanagar from Shalimar every Tuesday at 6.25 am and on return the Down train (no 08200) will reach Tatanagar every Wednesday at 14.10 hours. The Garden Reach headquarters of South Eastern Railway notified the summer weekly special trains. The Up superfast special train between Santragachi and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) will leave Santragachi every Wednesday at 6.45am. It will arrive at Tatanagar the same... Read more...
day at 10.05am and after a five-minute halt, will leave at 10.10am. It will reach LTT on Thursday at 1.35pm. On its return journey, the Down train (08059) will leave LTT on Friday at 11.25am. It will reach Tatanagar the next day at 2.55pm and begin its onward journey at 3pm, after a five minutes halt. It will enter Santraganchi at 6.50pm. The train will have four general, eight sleeper, three air-conditioned three-tiered and a single air-conditioned two-tier coach. It will also have two luggage vans. Railway officials at Garden Reach revealed that booking of tickets would begin in the next couple of days. According to an official, they would also try to run a special weekly train to Bihar via Tatanagar during the rush period regarding which a decision is yet to be taken. "We are making special arrangements in view of summer rush. At present we have received information from Chakradharpur railway division about the scheduled running of the two special trains on Howrah-Mumbai route," said R Choudhary, station manager, Tatanagar Railway. UK Srivastava, a senior functionary, Chhotanagpur Passengers Association, said the decision to run special trains is a laudable one. But since large number of people will travel towards Bihar, authorities should also add extra coaches in trains like South Bihar Durg-Danapur Tata Express and Tata-Danapur to meet the rush. He said that thousands of people from the Steel City and other places visit Delhi and Bihar during this time to their families there, and as a result, getting reservations become difficult.