Thursday, 16 January 2014

MOSR Flags Off Santragachi-Chennai Superfast Ac Express and HOWRAH-AMTA EMU Local

MOSR Flags Off Santragachi-Chennai Superfast Ac Express and HOWRAH-AMTA EMU Local

Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways flagged off Santragachi-Chennai Bi-Weekly Fully Air Conditioned Superfast Express and o­ne pair Howrah-Amta EMU Local Trains at an impressive function held at Howrah Station, New Complex this morning (15/01/2014). Hon’ble MOSR also announced 3 additional pairs of EMU Local Trains between Santragachi-Panskura, Santragachi-Kharagpur and Santragachi-Uluberia which would run daily except Sundays & National Holidays with effect from 16/01/2014. He described the new trains as gifts to the people o­n the occasion of Makar Sankranti and Pongal. Shri Radhey Shyam, General Manager, South Eastern Railway, Shri Rajeev Bhargava, General Manager, Metro Railway and other senior officers of South Eastern and Eastern Railways attended the function.

Hon’ble MOSR, Shri Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury while addressing the gathering said that the introduction of this fully air conditioned train would immensely benefit the passengers who intend to go to South India for treatment, educational purposes and for visiting tourist places. Shri Chowdhury also said that Howrah-Amta and Howrah-Khargpur Sections are densely populated and the new EMU local trains would ensure hassle free daily journey for the suburban commuters. Hon’ble MOSR stated that with the flagging off of the new trains, the budget commitments o­n the part of South Eastern Railway have been fulfilled except Hatia-YesvantpurExpress which would also be flagged off shortly. As far as the projects are concerned, Hon’ble Minister said that the works of Santragachi-Tikiapara fourth line and Girimaidan-Gokulpur Doubling have been completed. This apart, the works of other railway projects like Tamluk-Basulya Sutahata doubling and Panskura-Shyamchak-Kharagpur third line are in advanced stages. Shri Chowdhury also said that two escalators have been installed at Kharagpur Station for the benefit of the passengers.

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