Dhanbad- Chandrapura passenger train to restart services after 7 yrs

The railways had suspended the train services on June 15, 2017 on the recommendation of the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), following a risk of fire under the tracks on the route.

Dhanbad: The Dhanbad-Chandrapura passenger train will be up and running on the tracks again from January 10 after nearly seven years, an official said on Saturday.

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Amresh Kumar, senior divisional commercial manager of Dhanbad Rail Division, told reporters that the authorities have approved restarting the train services from January 10.

The Dhanbad-Chandrapura passenger train, which connects Dhanbad and Bokaro districts, will run six days in a week, he said.

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The railways had suspended the train services on June 15, 2017 on the recommendation of the Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), following a risk of fire under the tracks on the route.

It had suspended a total of 26 passenger and express trains on the route.

However, in 2019, the track was opened for movement again and almost all suspended trains were restored, excluding the Dhanbad-Chandrapura passenger train, officials said.

“Finally, our efforts to restart operations of the Dhanbad-Chandrapura passenger train yielded results,” Dhanbad Sadar MLA Raj Sinha said.

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