Why are trains given such extended halts at Katihar? Even trains that donot have loco change here have 20-30 minutes halts.
Crew change 5 min me possible hai. Water refilling bhi 10 minutes me ho jata hai.
Eg DDU, BZA
Max 15 min diya jata hai BSP, KUR jaise stations me.
KIR me 20 min se kam me hota hi nahi hai. Kafi inefficient hai.
Kon kon trains zyada halt Karti hai
Just like how Itarsi works for South bound trains, Katihar works for North-east bound trains. Crew Change + Watering + Cleaning is done for all NFR bound trains here, that's why most trains halt for more than 15 mins. Baaki LC wali trains ke liye minimum 20 mins toh chahiye hi.
10 min sufficient hota h water filling ke liye. Baki railway bhi nikamma hi h aadha.
not exactly jis jis train ka CKP me crew change hoti hai most of them stops for 7 mins and Utkal stops for 10 mins.