All local/suburban/EMU train services in the state of West Bengal will run at half strength! According to a statement issued by the Eastern Railway zone, all Indian Railways’ local trains, suburban trains, and EMU train services originating from various railway stations will operate with 50% seating capacity up to 10:00 PM (22:00 hrs), after which no local trains will leave from any primary railway junctions. This limitation to avoid Covid spread would be in effect across West Bengal until January 15, 2022, according to the zonal railway.
Likewise, all other Mail-Express trains, coaching trains, freight trains, long-distance passenger trains, and package trains will operate according to schedule. Eastern Railway has asked passengers to rigorously follow all COVID-19-related instructions as well as all required safety precautions like maintaining social separation, proper wearing of masks, and so on.
A few trains have also lately been rescheduled by the national transporter. Train Number 13152 which commences is journey on 6th january 2022 (DN Jammu Tawi – Kolkata Express) has been rescheduled by 240 minutes and Train Number 12369 has been rescheduled by 300 minutes (UP Howrah – Dehradun Kumbha Express , whose Journey is commencing on the same day i.e. 06 January 2022 due to non-interlocking and pre non-interlocking for doubling work between Bartara railway station and Rosa railway station.
According to Eastern Railways, an eight-hour (from 09:55 AM to 5:55 PM) power and traffic block between Jagdishpur and Maheshmunda has been scheduled for January 5, 2022, for the building of the Limited Height Subway in Asansol division’s Madhupur – Giridih rail segment. As a result, Train Number 03525 Madhupur – Giridih MEMU Special train would be postponed by 90 minutes (journey beginning on January 5, 2021), according to the zonal railway.