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Long-distance trains via Jorhat, Golaghat demanded

By Correspondent

JORHAT, Sept 22 � Jorhat Bikash Committee, a social organisation, has sent a letter to Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi demanding long-distance trains like Rajdhani Express, Brahamaputra Mail, Kamrup Express and Kamakhya Express to pass via Jorhat and Golaghat for the benefit of people of these two towns and nearby areas.

In the letter it also suggested construction of a small bypass of approximately 200 ft in Mariani near the Senior Section Engineering Office, which will lead to the Jorhat Town Station directly so that no engine reversion will be required at the Mariani Station. Though Jorhat Railway Station was declared as an Adarsh Railway Station in February this year, no long-distance train passes through this station till date.

The organisation stated in the letter that the existing 15605 Up/15606 Dn Mariani-Guwahati inter-city express via Jorhat has only two sleeper and one AC 3-tier coach and it is very difficult to get berths due to the increasing demand of passengers. Looking into this aspect, one more sleeper coach and one AC 3-tier cum AC 2-tier coach should be attached with the train for passengers. The organisation also demanded that the departure time of another inter-city express train, Dn 15718, should be changed from the existing 4 am to 6 am for convenience of the people of Jorhat and it must stop at the Barua Bamun Gaon Station. A Janshatabdi train should be started at 6.30 in the morning from Jorhat to Guwahati and return by 1.55 pm from Guwahati in the pattern of the existing 12067 Up/12608 Dn, the letter stated.

A new train from the Jorhat Town Station to the Dibrugarh Town Station via Sivasagar, Moran and Dibrugarh is also needed immediately. The new train will be beneficial for patients and the student community studying at Dibrugarh University. Likewise, a new rail line should be started from Khumtai to Salona so that people of Jorhat can reach Guwahati via Nagaon in four hours only and the Rajdhani Express can touch all the Upper Assam district headquarters. The Upper Assam Double Line should also be made parallel to the National Highway connecting the towns like Nagaon, Jorhat, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh.

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Long-distance trains via Jorhat, Golaghat demanded

JORHAT, Sept 22 � Jorhat Bikash Committee, a social organisation, has sent a letter to Union Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi demanding long-distance trains like Rajdhani Express, Brahamaputra Mail, Kamrup Express and Kamakhya Express to pass via Jorhat and Golaghat for the benefit of people of these two towns and nearby areas.

In the letter it also suggested construction of a small bypass of approximately 200 ft in Mariani near the Senior Section Engineering Office, which will lead to the Jorhat Town Station directly so that no engine reversion will be required at the Mariani Station. Though Jorhat Railway Station was declared as an Adarsh Railway Station in February this year, no long-distance train passes through this station till date.

The organisation stated in the letter that the existing 15605 Up/15606 Dn Mariani-Guwahati inter-city express via Jorhat has only two sleeper and one AC 3-tier coach and it is very difficult to get berths due to the increasing demand of passengers. Looking into this aspect, one more sleeper coach and one AC 3-tier cum AC 2-tier coach should be attached with the train for passengers. The organisation also demanded that the departure time of another inter-city express train, Dn 15718, should be changed from the existing 4 am to 6 am for convenience of the people of Jorhat and it must stop at the Barua Bamun Gaon Station. A Janshatabdi train should be started at 6.30 in the morning from Jorhat to Guwahati and return by 1.55 pm from Guwahati in the pattern of the existing 12067 Up/12608 Dn, the letter stated.

A new train from the Jorhat Town Station to the Dibrugarh Town Station via Sivasagar, Moran and Dibrugarh is also needed immediately. The new train will be beneficial for patients and the student community studying at Dibrugarh University. Likewise, a new rail line should be started from Khumtai to Salona so that people of Jorhat can reach Guwahati via Nagaon in four hours only and the Rajdhani Express can touch all the Upper Assam district headquarters. The Upper Assam Double Line should also be made parallel to the National Highway connecting the towns like Nagaon, Jorhat, Sivasagar and Dibrugarh.