Festive season rush: Trains running behind schedule in Ludhiana
It is the festival season and residents are facing inconvenience at city railway station as trains are running late by over 20 hourspunjab Updated: Oct 20, 2016 14:10 IST
It is the festival season and residents are facing inconvenience at city railway station as trains are running late by over 20 hours.
This season lakhs of migrants to the financial capital of the state plan to go back to their hometowns in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh but non-punctual trains are causing trouble for them.
The train 15209 Jan Sewa Express (Saharsa, Bihar to Amritsar) is running late by 23 hours and 50 minutes and train 15212 Jan Nayak Express (Amritsar to Darbhanga, Bihar) is late by 24 hours.These two are the unreserved trains and maximum migrants travel through these trains. Along with these two 13006 Amritsar-Howrah train is running late by 7 hours and 12459 New Delhi-Amritsar Inter City is running late around 5 hours.
Manoj Kumar, a passenger was waiting for the Jan Nayak Express along with his family at railway overbridge. His family with his wife and two children (both around 5-year-old) were sitting on a blanket since last night. “We are going to Moradabad and waiting here since Tuesday night, the train was schedule to arrive at 9.30pm on Tuesday but it has not yet arrived.”
”We will wait here for the train whenever it arrives,”he said.Another passenger, Shreeraj, who wanted to go to his hometown Patna was also waiting since last night claimed that the trains to Bihar were running late from their schedule timings.
“Railways should put effort to solve the issues of punctuality of train arrival and departure. It is causing harassment to us as we have no other way to travel long distance which is as convenient,”he added.Divisional traffic manager SP Bhatia said that the trains were running late from Bihar side. There is some disturbance at the eastern railways side. “However, we are sorry for the inconvenience and trying the best to serve the passengers,”he said.