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Jul 05 2012 (11:36PM)  Railways introduces Shravani special train for Baidyanath devotees (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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JAMSHEDPUR: The Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway has made additional arrangements to ease commuters rush in wake of heavy rush of devotees to Baidyanath Dham temple from Tatanagar. The local railway division has introduced Shravani special train from Wednesday. The train will run for a month till August 4 - the conclusion day of the Shravani festival.In addition to this, the rail authorities have attached one additional coach each to the Tatanagar-Chapra and Tatanagar-Kathihar Express trains."We have taken some steps including introducing special train with an aim to ease the rush of devotees on Bihar-bound trains during the festival month," said Tatanagar station manager-II, Rajendra Prasad.He said the Shravani special (Memu) train will depart Tatanagar at 1.25 pm every day and reach Jasidih station at 9.30pm. On its return journey, the train will leave Jasidih at 3.25am and will reach Tatanagar at 12.00pm.According to officials at Tatanagar station, commuters...
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rush on the Bihar-bound trains which pass through Jasidih is heavy."Waiting list of passengers seeking berth reservation in few of the trains to Bihar has crossed 100 mark," said a booking clerk.Every year, scores of devotees visit to Baidyanath temple from the districts of East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan. "The devotees strength is growing annually. The railways should introduce at least two special trains to Jasidih," said a member of the Chhotanagapur Passengers Association.
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