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Oct 09, 2012 12: The Howrah Janshatabdi 12024 that shuttles between Patna and Howrah every day except Sunday will remain cancelled on Thursday on both up and down routes.
The route started at New Jalpaiguri in the plains in West Bengal and traverses tea gardens en route to Darjeeling, a hill station at an elevation of 2,134 metres 7,000 ft.
At least 26 trains, which have been running inordinately late for the last few weeks due to dense fog in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, will be cancelled once a week for a month from December 17 to January 15 in order to restore their punctuality.
The Indian railways traverse through the length and width of the country; the routes cover a total length of 63,140 km 39,462 miles.
There are a total of sixty-seven divisions. Partha Pratim Roy Hindustan Times. The announcement made on Sunday is likely to add to the woes of passengers going to New Delhi and other long distance destinations.
The railways has introduced more than 20 pairs of special trains to run on various routes between September and January. Fog disruptions leads to cancellations of thousands of trains every year and several accidents have been reported during the season in previous years.
The Himsagar Express, between Kanyakumari and Jammu Tawi, has the longest run in terms of distance and time on Indian Railways network. Railways cancel 26 trains for a month from December 17 due to fog The announcement made on Sunday is likely to add to the woes of passengers going to New Delhi and other long distance destinations.
It is also the only rack railway in India. While some special trains are being run between Patna and some other major cities of the country, several other special trains, which pass through East Central Railways have also been given stoppages at various stations under the zone.
Patna-Ranchi Janshatabdi 12365 that runs daily will not run on Friday every week. First Published: This apart, 32 passenger trains plying in various divisions of the zone have also been cancelled for two months. Seven flights operating to Patna were also delayed on Sunday while one was re-directed. While thermal imaging and radar guidance systems have enabled aircraft to land in foggy conditions, the Railways has been struggling with technology upgrade plans for decades.
As many as 16 trains were running late on Sunday. The Rajendranagar-New Delhi Sampoorna Kranti Express will remain cancelled on Wednesday and will not run from the national capital on its return journey on Thursday.
Headquarters 1. With Durga Puja barely 10 days away, passengers are finding it tough to get confirmed berths in regular trains coming from New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. GoAir flight G8 272 , which has a scheduled arrival of 11.
However, this is not the case with special trains, which have been introduced by railways to tackle huge rush during puja. The flight delays ranged from 35 to 115 minutes. Best viewed at 800 x 600 screen size. The 03043 Howrah-Raxaul train will run from Howrah on every Wednesday and Friday, while on its return journey the 03044 Raxaul-Howrah will run on every Thursday and Saturday.
Stranded passengers wait for their trains as many were running late due to the fog, at Allahabad Railway Station on Sunday.