Kolkata: The night running of passenger
trains on Maoist-affected Kharagpur-Rourkela and
Kharagpur-Adra routes in West Midnapore will remain suspended
till July 9, South Eastern Railway officials said today.
SER sources said as a result, Howrah-Mumbai Mail via
Nagpur and Azad Hind Express will leave Howrah at 5.00 am and
5.30 am, respectively, from tomorrow till July 10 instead of
8.15 pm and 9.55 pm.
Howrah-Ahmedabad Express will leave Howrah at 4.00 am
from tomorrow while Jnaneswari Express will leave Howrah at
According to the sources, Howrah-LTT Samarsata Express
via Adra will leave Howrah at 8.00 am on July 10 instead of
9.15 am on July 9.
New Delhi-Puri Express arriving Gomoh at 12.05 am on July
6 to July 9 and New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Duronto Express arriving
Gomoh at 2.27 am on July 6 will be regulated on the East
Central Railway system up to 4.00 am to avoid night journey on
the Adra-Kharagpur section.
According to the sources, Jnaneswari Express, LTT-Howrah
Samarsata Express via Adra, Mumbai-Howrah Mail via Nagpur,
Pune-Howrah Azad Hind Express and Porbandar-Howrah Express
will leave LTT, Mumbai (CSTM), Pune and Porbandar respectively
from July 4 to July 9 eight hours behind schedule so that the
trains reach Jharsuguda after 4.00 am.
Howrah-Adra Chakradharpur Passenger, Howrah-Adra-Bokaro
Passenger and Kharagpur-Tata Passenger will remain canceled
upto July 9, they said.
Stating that some trains would run on diverted routes
upto July 9, they said Howrah-Hatia Express will run via
City-Muri instead of Howrah-Kharagpur-Tata-Chandil-Muri during
Howrah-Koraput-Howrah Express leaving Howrah and Koraput
respectively will run via Kharagpur-Bhadrak-Angul-Sambalpur
and vice-versa instead of Kharagpur-Tata-Jharsuguda-Sambalpur
upto July 9, the sources said.