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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
22-June-2016 17:08 IST
Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Flags Off Various New Train Services

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today i

 Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today i.e. 22.06.2016 at Rail Bhawan flagged off and dedicated following new trains services to the nation. It was done through video-conferencing : - 

1.      Inauguration of Tr. No. 13205/13206 Danapur-Saharsa ‘Janhit Express’ (Daily)

2.      Extension of Tr. No. 15283/15284 Jaynagar-Saharsa Janki Express Upto Katihar (Daily)

3.      Extension of Tr. No. 18697/18698 Patna-Murliganj Koshi Express upto Purnea Court (Daily).

4.      Extension of 53581/53582 Jasidih-Chandan Passenger train upto Banka. (First Passenger Train between newly constructed Chandan-Banka line)

 Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha was also present to grace the occasion. At New Delhi end, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Khagaria, Bihar, Shri Choudhary Mehboob Ali Kaiser, Member Traffic Railway Board Shri Mohd. Jamshed and other Board Members were among those present on the occasion. 

 Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that the rail transport is cheapest and commonly used mode in India. He said that the Railways aims at connecting all citizens of the country with one another through extension and commissioning of new railways lines. He said that new trains services in these areas will improve socio-economic condition of the people of Bihar State for which they are entitled to.  

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha said that Indian Railways is rapidly in process to reach to the expectations of the citizens of the country.  He further said that Railways is aware of the fact that Bihar being area-wise a very big State and therefore needs extensive railway lines and today’s flagging off/extension of new trains is a step in the direction to provide better connectivity to the State of Bihar.

 

SALIENT FEATURES OF THE SERVICES LAUNCHED : -

1.      Introduction 13205/13206  Danapur-Saharsa Janhit  Express (Daily)

13205 DANAPUR-SAHARSA EXPRESS

↓STATION↑

13206 SAHARSA- DANAPUR EXPRESS

09.25

DANAPUR

06.15

15.30

SAHARSA

23.35

241 Km

Distance

241 Km

39.6 Kmph

Average Speed

36.5 Kmph

              

Composition: SLR-2, GS-09, GSCZAC-1, GSCN-1= 13 coaches

Journey time: From Danapur to Saharsa: 06hrs. 05 mins

                  From Saharsa to Danapur : 06 hrs. 40 mins

          Stoppages:  Patliputra, Hajipur, Barauni, Begusarai, Khagaria, Mansi

Primary Maintenance: Danapur

Nature of service: Express

 

2.      Extension (on the Banmankhi-Purnea gauge converted section)

 

(i)                 Extension of 15283/15284 Jaynagar-Saharsa Janki Express upto Katihar

 

15284 Jaynagar-Katihar Janki Express

↓Station ↑

15283 Katihar- Jaynagar Janki Express

04.40

Jaynagar

12.35

11.00/11.25

Saharsa

05.05/05.30

13.30/13.35

Purnea

01.20/01.30

14.15

Katihar

23.30

 

Stoppage on extended portion: Dauram Madhepura, Banmankhi

 

(ii)               Extension of 18697/18698 Patna- Murliganj Koshi Express upto Purnea court

 

18698 Patna-Purnea Court Koshi Express

   ↓ Station ↑

18697 Purnea Court-Patna Koshi Express

16.55

Patna

10.25

22.30/22.55

Saharsa

04.35/05.00

23.46/23.48

Murliganj

03.35/03.37

01.15

Purnea Court

02.30

 

Stoppages over extended portion: Banmankh

 

The Indian Railways, today, introduced a train service on a newly constructed section between Chandan and Banka, about 40 Kms, by extending 53581/53582 Jasidih-Chandan Passenger upto Banka. The train services would be inaugurated today (i.e. on 22.06.2016) by Minister of Railways by Remote Flagging from Rail Bhavan, New Delhi.

 The abstract schedule including timings, composition, stoppages etc. of the train service to be introduced today is as under:

3. Extension of 53581/53582 Jasidih-Chandan Passenger upto Banka(First Passenger Train between Chandan and Banka)

 

53581 Jasidih-Banka Passenger

Station

53582 Banka-Jasidih Passenger

Approved timings

 

 

 

Approved timings

Arr.

Dep.

 

 

 

Arr.

Dep.

-

10.25

 

Jasidih

 

14.15

-

10.59

11.00

 

Chandan

 

13.49

13.50

12.15

-

 

Banka

 

-

12.25

 

 

·         Days of run:  Ex-JSME – 6 days a week

Ex-BAKA – 6 days a week

 

·         Journey time:

·         From Jasidih to Banka: 01 hrs. 50 mins

·         From Banka to Jasidih: 01 hrs. 50 mins

 

·         Stoppages on extended portion: Bhalua Halt, Katoriya, Karjhausa and Kakbara Halt.

 

·    Primary Maintenance: Jasidih (ER)

 

·         Nature of Service: Passenger

 

 

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