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Dec 02 2012 (10:31)   12042/New Jalpaiguri - Howrah Shatabdi Express

Miss You Dad*^~   1279 blog posts   93 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 599197            Tags   Past Edits
An interior view of 12042 NJP Shatabdi Express

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Dec 25 2012 (18:00)
chandaaritra   3 blog posts
Re# 599197-17            Tags   Past Edits
how can a rajdhani have cc coaches?

Dec 26 2012 (08:36)
Anupam Sarkar   6162 blog posts   42395 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 599197-18            Tags   Past Edits
Ya you are right. No duronto/rajdhani coach is a ac chair car. Those lhb coaches have been converted to rajdhani/duronto livery.
Dec 15 2012 (14:49)   12041/Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express

Kanishk Mitra*^~   1938 blog posts   40 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 611855            Tags   Past Edits
Report By…
By AVIJIT SINHA - - Fri 30 Nov, 2012
1. The News… Shatabdi schedule off track for a week, passengers hit
What Happened Earlier
3. Minister of State for Railways - Adhir Chowdhury - Statement
4. Local Business Men’s Views & Statements
5. Divisional Mechanical Engineer B.D. Singh of NJP [New Jalpaiguri] – Statement
6. Political Side
1. The News…
Shatabdi schedule off track for a week, passengers hit
Siliguri, Nov. 29: Irregular service of the Howrah-New JalpaiguriShatabdi Express that travels between the two destinations in eight hours has inconvenienced over 3,000 passengers over the past one week.
The train that runs six days a week (except Sundays) has got delayed on the onward and return trips almost four days.
The train that was introduced on July 12 leaves NJP at 5.35am and reaches Howrah (566km away) at 1.35pm. It departs Howrah at 2.15pm and arrives at NJP at 10.20pm.
2. What Happened Earlier
On Friday, the NJP-bound train reached at 2.30am, more than four hours behind the scheduled time.
On Saturday, passengers demonstrated and allegedly assaulted four railway staff members at NJP protesting the delay. The train was late by almost five hours that day and it left the station at 10.30am reaching Howrah at 7.05pm, six hours late.
3. Minister of State for Railways - Adhir Chowdhury - Statement
According to the minister of state for railways, Adhir Chowdhury, the delay is because of "mechanical issues" like cleaning of rakes and maintenance (including gadgets) at NJP that takes around seven hours. He said officials had been instructed to reduce the time to four hours to regularise the services.
"In terms of category, Shatabdi Express is the top train in north Bengal. We have received specific complaints regarding the delay and that certain mechanical issues are delaying the train. Such delays are undesirable for trains like Shatabdi and instructions have been passed to the officials concerned to look into the issue," Chowdhury said over the phone from Delhi today.
"We have asked the officials to ensure that the time taken for cleaning and maintenance is reduced to four hours instead of six-seven hours," said the minister.
4. Local Business Men’s Views & Statements
"After the Shatabdi was introduced, several people, particularly businessmen, started taking it to return from Calcutta the same day. If the train runs on time, we get at least eight hours in Calcutta and can easily board the NJP-bound Padatik Express that leaves Sealdah at 10.45pm," said Bikash Saha, a trader from Siliguri who visits Calcutta at least once a week.
"But Shatabdi is running late over the past few days, making it impossible for us to return the same day."
Sources said almost 400 passengers take the train in each trip. The AC train has two classes. While the fare for the chair car is Rs 866 per person, the first class chair car costs Rs 1815.
"There are certain places like the flower market in Howrah where the business starts early and gets over by noon. It was convenient to take the NJP-bound Shatabdi and reach home at night. The train is arriving at NJP past midnight now," said Rajat Agarwal, a Siliguri resident.
Yesterday, the train left NJP at 10.15am. However, it left on time today.
5. Divisional Mechanical Engineer B.D. Singh NJP - Statement
"We are forming dedicated teams of mechanical staff for the maintenance of Shatabdi. It is the pride of north Bengal and we cannot let it get affected," said B.D. Singh, the divisional mechanical engineer of NJP.
"Our men went to Rae Bareli and Kapurthala to get equipment to expedite maintenance. Engineers and officials from the Research Design and Standards Organisation of the railways are scheduled to visit here to look into the matter." He said the sensor units in the rakes that display the train's speed and some other machinery are malfunctioning. "We will soon be fully equipped with manpower and infrastructure, for prompt maintenance."
6. Political Side
Trinamul Congress has accused the Centre and the railways of conspiring to scrap the train. "Such delays would discourage passengers. It seems that the railways and the Centre are trying to withdraw the services citing shortage of people as many have stopped boarding the train because of irregular services," said Krishna Pal, the Darjeeling secretary general of the party.
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Dec 25 2012 (19:32)
chandaaritra   3 blog posts
Re# 611855-9            Tags   Past Edits
from where electrification is completed till Rampurhat
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Dec 16 2012 (17:15)   12041/Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express

chandaaritra   3 blog posts
Entry# 612767            Tags   Past Edits
Lunch is served in Hwh NJP Shatabdi express

Dec 16 2012 (17:22)
rdb*^   31720 blog posts   385005 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 612767-1            Tags   Past Edits
thanks for the info....
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