Four trains cancelled due to non-interlocking at Amritsar station

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2015 13:44 IST

Due to non-interlocking at the Amritsar railway station, four passenger trains will be cancelled and the route of a few will be truncated between July 10 and July 29.

Chandigarh-Amritsar Intercity Express and Nangal Dam-Amritsar Express will be cancelled besides two short-distance trains running between Jalandhar and Amrtisar.
Another six trains have been cancelled partially, as they will be short-terminated or short-originated from Jalandhar. These trains include Tata Nagar-Amritsar Express, Kanpur-Amritsar Express, Jan Sadharan Express, Darbhanga-Amritsar Express and Jansewa Express.

Divisional traffic manager (DTM) SP Singh Bhatia said: "We are displaying the cancellation and short-termination information about the trains at various stations for the convenience of public. At the Ludhiana station, the bulletin for all diverted, cancelled and short-terminated trains has been displayed."

He appealed to the passengers to check this information before coming to the station or reserving seats on this route, to avoid any inconvenience.

Bhatia said: "In the non-interlocking system, the train traffic is handled manually, and thus safety becomes an important aspect. The time taken in manually handling the traffic is more, and thus some trains have to be cancelled."

A few trains will also be diverted during this period: Delhi-Pathankot Express will be diverted via Mukerian, leaving the original route of Jalandhar City and Amritsar; Durg Jammu Express will be diverted from Jalandhar Cantt, Mukerian and Pathankot; Bathinda-Jammu Tawi Express and Ahmedabad-Katra and Rourkela-Jammu Express will be diverted via Jalandhar Cantt, Mukerian and Pathankot route, leaving the original route of Jalandhar City and Amritsar.

Daily passenger trains Ludhiana-Amritsar and Amritsar-Ambala will be short-terminated at Mananawala and Jalandhar City respectively.

Cancellation, diversion or short termination of these trains will worst affect the daily passengers. They will find difficult to go to their offices on train. Moreover, those have booked their tickets in advance will have to change their plans.

Bhatia said, "We have tried our best to divert trains to stations close to Amritsar, so people should not suffer much."

Blurb: The route of some trains has been truncated while others have been diverted from July 10 to July 29.

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