KOLKATA: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the Howrah-Yesvantpur Humsafar Express and inaugurated a number of passenger amenity works of South Eastern Railway and Eastern Railway by remote from Darjeeling.
The fully air-conditioned train with additional passenger amenities left for Yesvantpur from Howrah on January 20 afternoon in its inaugural run, SER sources said, adding the regular run of 22887/22888 Howrah-Yesvantpur-Howrah Weekly Humsafar Express will start from January 26 from Yesvantpur and on January 31 from Howrah, reports PTI.
22887 Humsafar Express would leave Howrah every Tuesday at 12.40 PM and reach Yesvantpur the next day at 9.35 PM, while in the return direction 22888 Humsafar Express would leave Yesvantpur every Thursday at 9.55 AM and arrive at Howrah at 6.30 PM the next day, the sources said.
The train would have stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Ongole, Renigunta and Katpadi between Howrah and Yesvantpur.
The Minister also inaugurated the 14.30 km long double line between Jiaganj and Cossimbazar of Eastern Railway’s Sealdah Division, ER sources said.
Other double line projects between Azimganj Cabin-Poradanga in Malda Division, between Azimganj Cabin-Gosaingram of Howrah Division were also inaugurated.