Another Chandigarh-Delhi train chugs off, buses still not smooth

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Feb 23, 2016 15:58 IST
The special Train from Chandigarh to Delhi on Monday. (Photo: Sant Arora/HT)

Another special train from Chandigarh departed for Delhi’s Anand Vihar station at 11am on Tuesday, carrying over 1,200 passengers. But the other trains remain cancelled for the fifth consecutive day, and bus services continued to be disrupted till the filing of this report late afternoon.

No direct bus was available for Delhi. This happened despite reports that the NH-1 was now open. In all, 150 Haryana Roadways buses did depart from Chandigarh but mostly for Ambala, 15 up to Karnal and six for Panipat. Only one Punjab Roadways bus left for Meerut, which is the alternative route to the national capital.

The train would reach Delhi after six hours, via Ambala, Saharanpur, Meerut and Ghaziabad, and then make the journey back starting 10.30pm. A special train had departed for the Anand Vihar station via this western Uttar Pradesh route at 4.30pm on Monday too.

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