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Posted: Oct 03 2017 (14:10)

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Oct 03 2017 (10:58)   Extension of train brings relief to Bengaluru-bound passengers

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Entry# 2486392   News Entry# 318889         Tags   Past Edits
The extension of 06579/80 Yesvantapur-Visakhapatnam-Yesvantapur weekly special Express, operated by the South Western Railway (SWR), though belated, came as a great relief for thousands of rail users from Visakhapatnam, employed in the ‘Silicon Valley of India’.
A report on ‘need for extension of the train’ appeared in The Hindu on Sept 29, last day of the 06579. Extension was announced by SWR on the same day.
The special train was launched by SWR, based on representations received from Telugus living in Bengaluru in January 2015. Rail users are, however, worried on the naming
of the weekly special as Pooja/Diwali Special train from Oct 6 to Nov 26 for only eight trips.
They were also sceptical of extension of the train as train no. 08301/02 Sambalpur-Banawadi (Bengaluru) weekly special, operated by the East Coast Railway (ECoR), has been extended till December 28.
The rail users seek regularisation of this train as it is the only originating train from Visakhapatnam to Bengaluru.
The last minute change of platform of Ratnchal Express at Duvvada Railway Station has caused confusion and hardship to passengers, especially senior citizens, returning to their native places after Dasara, on Sunday.
The passengers awaited the arrival of the Ratnachal Express on PF-1 at Duvvada as usual on Sunday. The scheduled time of the train at Duvvada was 1.10 p.m. Passengers were worried as a goods train was parked on PF-1 and no announcement on clearing of the track or change of platform for Ratnachal was made by the railway authorities.
Maturi Srinivasa Rao, president of the Duvvada Railway User’s Association, who was travelling with his family members, went to the enquiry counter and checked with the staff there. He was told that the platform would be cleared and Ratnachal would be taken on PF-1 as usual.
A few minutes before the arrival of the train, an announcement was made on the public address system that Ratnachal would arrive on PF-4. The passengers had to carry luggage up and down the stairs as there was no ramp type FOB connecting PF-1 to PF-4.
South Central Railway (SCR) operating special trains from Kakinada to Secunderabad and Tirupati and E Co R not running special trains, based on demand, is an indication of ‘lack of coordination’ between the two railway zones, says Duvvada Railway User’s Association secretary K. Eswar.

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