Will try to restore night running of trains: Sahay

Jamshedpur: Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Tuesday said he will make all possible efforts to restore running of trains during night between Kharagpur- Tatanagar-Rourkela section.

The railways have suspended running of trains during night (between 11pm to 5am) for over a year between Kharagpur- Tatanagar-Rourkela since the Jnaneswari express mishap on May 28 last year.

Addressing a press conference here, Sahay, who was in the steel city to campaign in favour of Congress candidate Banna Gupta, for the July 1 Jamshedpur parliamentary by-election, said it was really unfortunate that movement of trains has remained suspended for over a year.

The Union Tourism minister said it was the responsibility of the state government to ensure security of passengers.

Sahay assured he would take up the running of night trains at the highest level.