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Passengers irk as 15 long-route trains delayed by several hours due to festive rush

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The Times Of India
16th October, 2019 07:10 IST

Ludhiana: As many as 15 long-route trains coming from Bihar, Kolkata and Uttar Pradesh arrived late by several hours at the city railway station which irked passengers.

Due to the festival rush, most of long-route trains were jam-packed with passengers resulting in rail traffic disorder and further delayed in its arrival at the station.

Apart from this, three trains heading towards Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were cancelled by the northern railway due to the ongoing construction of limited height subways on the same railway route.

Passengers had to face a tough time while waiting for trains at the city station here on Tuesday as mostly Kolkata, Jammu Tawi and Amritsar bound trains were delayed by five to six hours.

Poorvottar Express from Amritsar to Silchar, including Pooja Express from Jammu to Ajmer, remained in the chart of the worst affected trains as they were late by seven hours.

Inquiry officials said Tata Muri from Tata Nagar to Jammu Tawi was delayed by seven hours and twenty seven minutes and reached the station around 12.32pm instead of 5.05am.

Moreover, Himgiri Express from Howrah to Amritsar with delayed by more than nine hours and reached the station at 5am instead of arriving at 8pm the previous night.

While the trains coming from Mumbai side were also delayed as Amritsar Express from Mumbai CST to Amritsar was delayed by five hours and fourteen minutes and reached the station around 6.15pm instead of 1.35pm. Darbhanga-Amritsar Jan Nayak Express, Amritsar-Howrah Mail, Kolkata-Jammu Tawi Express, and Amritsar Jaynagar Saryu Yamuna Express were also delayed by two to three hours.

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