Train services likely to be back on track tomorrow - ECAS Punjab

Train services likely to be back on track tomorrow

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Ludhiana, November 22

With the farmer organisations deciding to suspend the ‘rail roko’ stir for two weeks, the Ferozepur Division of the Northern Railway has geared up to resume the operation of passenger and goods train services in the region. In all probability, trains would be back on tracks from Tuesday (November 24) — exactly two months after the rail traffic was suspended due to the farmers’ agitation.

Divisional Railway Manager, Ferozepur Division, Rajesh Aggarwal said the administrative and operational wings of the Indian Railways were fully prepared to resume the normal rail traffic after the farmers lifted their dharna from the railway tracks on November 23. “We are awaiting a nod from the state government and the Railways top brass to move into action for resumption of passenger and goods trains,” he said.

Initially, the trains which were being short-terminated at and short-originated from New Delhi, Saharanpur and Ambala Cantt on their way to Amritsar, Jammu Tawi and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, would be extended to their scheduled terminating and originating points. The Railways would also resume the normal run of the Covid-special and festival special trains that were ferrying passengers before the ‘rail roko’ agitation.

According to senior railway officials, some 22 Covid special and festival trains are expected to be made operational in next couple of day.

Meanwhile, the Railways extended cancellation of several mail, express, covid special and festival special trains till November 23. It was stated that 15 pairs of trains would remain cancelled while 13 trains would be short-terminated at and short-originated from Ambala Cantt, Saharanpur and New Delhi. — OC

from The Tribune

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