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Posted: Nov 04 2016 (09:24)

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Nov 04 2016 (07:37)   Magadh rail passengers rue neglect of region

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Gaya: Grand Chord Passengers’ Association, the organisation engaged in promoting the interests of Magadh region rail users rue their lot as none of their long-pending demands have been fulfilled.
DK Jain, president of the association, in a letter addressed to railway minister Suresh Prabhu has expressed disappointment over continued neglect of the region by the railways, despite Gaya being a place of international importance. Jain has also reiterated the long-pending demands of the passengers’ body.
The most important demand of the association pertains to the introduction of either a Jan Shatabdi Express or
a double-decker train between Gaya and Kolkata. The demand has been made in view of the ever-growing volume of passenger traffic on Gaya-Kolkata route.
The letter said that great effort was required as new services can be provided with a single rake. The distance between Gaya and Kolkata was only 458 km and not more than 6 hours are required leaving enough time for rake maintenance.
The double decker train, it may be recalled used to run between Dhanbad and Kolkata but the service was discontinued due to its becoming commercially non-viable. No such constraints are there in the case of Gaya as unlike Dhanbad, there are not too many trains available for Kolkata.
Besides the introduction of Jan Shatabadi or double decker train between Gaya and Kolkata, the association has also demanded four fold increase in the frequency of nearly half-a-dozen weekly trains. The trains are Gaya-Delhi Gharib Rath, Gaya-Chennai Express, Kamakhya Express and Nagpur-bound Deekscha Bhumi Express.
For quite sometime, the passengers’ body had also been demanding rescheduling of the Gaya-Chennai Express to convert the present two days and one night journey into two nights and one day journey thereby saving the precious one full working day for rail users. As of now, the train starts in the morning both from Gaya and Chennai. The body demands rescheduling so that the train may leave Gaya and Chennai in the evening instead of morning hours.
The association also complained that the Gaya quota in several long distance trains passing through Gaya including all the four Rajdhani Express trains (originating from Howrah, Ranchi, Sealdah and Buhneshwar) was highly inadequate and needs revision.

Nov 04 2016 (09:24)
shiv2350   370 blog posts
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With two Rakes Gaya - Chennai Egmore Express should run 3 days in a week so that more people will get more convenient and also its true time should be changed. Early 5 Am in the morning is very odd to start such a long Journey.
When we know that from delhi many passengers for this region comes then Garib Rath should run atleast 3 days in a week or if feasible can run daily and extend it till Patna for 3 days.

Nov 04 2016 (09:30)
rajeevame~   2637 blog posts   78 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Double Decker should be extended to make it commercial viable.

Nov 04 2016 (13:15)
deepakyerr~   948 blog posts
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Double Dekker is a high capacity train and to make commercial viable it needs to be filled at least 75% daily to run in profit or minimal loss that is 800+ travellers which is difficult in most routes in India. As now we have LHB coaches that can run at high speed a train with ac chair cars and general sitting should be introduced with running time of 6-6.5 hrs leaving gaya at 600 and returning at 2130.

Nov 04 2016 (14:36)
iR railfan~   2037 blog posts   479 correct pred (85% accurate)
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Intercity train between Gaya and Kolkata would be better than double decker.

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