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Howrah-Barbil Jan Shatabdi to resume service from September 12

South Eastern Railway's Calcutta-based headquarters on Thursday issued a circular announcing the time-table of the most popular train plying between the two destinations

Pinaki Majumdar Published 02.09.21, 07:48 PM
The Tatanagar railway station on Thursday.

The Tatanagar railway station on Thursday. Bhola Prasad

Howrah-Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express which goes via Tatanagar will resume services from September 12, 2021.

South Eastern Railway's Calcutta-based headquarters on Thursday issued a circular announcing the time-table of the most popular train plying between the two destinations, which will run daily as Howrah-Barbil Special.

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The train (No. 02021), will leave Howrah daily at 6.20 am and reach Barbil at 12.55 pm. On its return journey, the train, 02022 Barbil-Howrah Special will leave Barbil daily at 1.45 pm and arrive at Howrah at 8.55 pm.

The Up train will reach Tatanagar at 10 am while the return train will come to Tatanagar railway station at 4.42 pm.

The train will have four AC chair cars and 14 non -AC chair car coaches.

The train will stop at Kharagpur, Ghatsila, Tatanagar, Chaibasa, Dongaposi, Noamundi and Barajamda stations between Howrah and Barbil. The return train will also stop at Santragachi.

Chief public relations officer of South Eastern Railway Neeraj Kumar said, “Keeping in view the demand of passengers, it has been decided to resume the train service.”

The train which serves the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha was withdrawn on May 6 this year due to a drastic fall in seat occupancy.

With Covid cases rising during the second wave, people had restricted their travel plans.

Another popular train between Jamshedpur and Calcutta, the 02829/02830 Howrah-Tata Steel Express, which was also withdrawn at the same time is yet to resume its service.

The South Eastern Railway headquarters on Thursday also notified resumption of several other trains of various destinations including Jhargram-Dhanbad MEMU Special from September 7.

The Jhargram-Dhanbad MEMU Special (08019) will leave Jhargram daily at 6 am and will reach Dhanbad at 1.45 pm on the same day.

In the return direction, Dhanbad-Jhargram MEMU Special (08020) will depart from Dhanbad at 2.15 pm daily and will arrive Jhargram at 9.15 pm the same day.

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