New Year gift: new Shatabdi from city
CHANDIGARH-AMRITSAR SUPERFAST TRAIN TO HALT AT SAS NAGAR
CHANDIGARH: Conceding to the long-pending demand of residents, union railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Saturday announced a new Shatabdi train from Chandigarh to Delhi from January 2013.
Bansal was speaking to mediapersons after reviewing the work for upgrade and beautification of local railway station.
He said: "Residents for long had been demanding another Shatabdi Express between Chandigarh and Delhi. The new train will be starting from January." The train is being started to meet a long-pending demand of Chandigarh residents, who have been seeking another train to the national capital due to the rush in the present Shatabdis.
As per the proposed timings, the new train will leave Chandigarh at 12 noon and reach Delhi at 3:30 pm and in the evening. It will start from Delhi at 7:15 pm and arrive at Chandigarh railway station at 10:30 pm.
"The residents' demand for starting a new superfast train between Chandigarh and Amritsar with stoppages at SAS Nagar and Beas railway stations is under consideration," said Bansal. He added that in the wake of the demand of residents, the present superfast train would also be stopping at SAS Nagar.
The work on double track between Ambala and Chan`digarh is in progress, he said. Bansal also listed various long and short-term measures to make the Chandigarh railway station world-class. TRAIN CANCELLED TILL FEB 18 DUE TO FOG Railway authorities have cancelled the Chandigarh- Lucknow Express till February 18 due to fog. Taking foggy conditions into consideration, the railways have cancelled the ChandigarhLucknow Express-15012, said railway station superintendent Praveen Kumar.
Meanwhile, three trains, continued to run late. While Unchahar Express was late by around 13 hours, Howrah-Kalka Express was running late by 10 hours and Sadbhavana Express was four hours behind its scheduled timing.