INTRODUCTION OF HOWRAH-YESVANTPUR HAMSAFAR EXPRESS VIA BHUBANESWAR AND VISHAKPATNAM
Source:East Coast Railway
RAILWAY MINISTER FLAGS OFF HUMSAFAR EXPRESS & INAUGURATES/DEDICATES A HOST OF PASSENGER FACILITY WORKS
Kolkata, Jan.20, 2017 :
Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways flagged off Howrah-Yesvantpur Humsafar Express and inaugurated/dedicated a number of passenger amenity works spreading over Chakadharpur, Adra and Ranchi Divisions of South Eastern Railway by remote from Darjeeling, this afternoon (20.01.2017). These apart, a large number of developmental works of Eastern, Metro and North East Frontier Railways were also dedicated to the passengers.
South Eastern Railway is an important zone of Indian Railways and serves the State of West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand with its commitment to passengers and freight customers by improved passenger amenities, prestigious mail/express, passenger and freight trains. Today a new Weekly Humsafar Express, a complete AC rake with many special features related to passenger facility works was inaugurated for the passengers.
As a commitment to society & rail users, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister for Railways also launched Wi-Fi facility at Tatanagar Station, inaugurated 40 Kilowatt Solar Panel at Chakradharpur station, Foot Over Bridge at Sirjam Station of Adra Division, Improved Passenger Amenities at Purulia Station and dedicated to the passengers UTS-cum-PRS at Adra South Booking Office & Renovated Circulating Area at Hatia Station by remote. Prominent Public dignitaries like Hon’ble MPs and MLAs were present to share the railway developments.
Shri Arup Roy, Hon’ble Minister In-charge, Co-operation, Govt. of West Bengal attended the programme at Howrah Station, New Complex and addressed the gathering. Shri S.N.Agrawal, General Manager, South Eastern Railway apprised the Hon’ble Minister about the details of Howrah-Yesvantpur Weekly Humsafar Express and various passenger amenity steps taken by South Eastern Railway. Shri Ghanshyam Singh, General Manager, Eastern Railway welcomed the distinguished guests of the programme.
Today, the Special Humsafar Weekly Express (02887) left Howrah at 15.00 hrs. for its inaugural run and would reach Yesvantpur at 23.55 hrs, tomorrow. However, the regular run of 22887/22888 Howrah-Yesvantpur-Howrah Weekly Humsafar Express will start from 26.01.2017 from Yesvantpur and from 31.01.2017 from Howrah.
22887 Weekly Humsafar Express leaving Howrah every Tuesday at 12.40 hours will reach Yesvantpur, the next day at 21.35 hours. In the return direction, 22888 Weekly Humsafar Express leaving Yesvantpur every Thursday at 09.55 hours will arrive Howrah at 18.30 hours, the next day.
The Weekly Humsafar Express consisting of 17 coaches (AC 3 Tier-16 & Pantry Car-1) will 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.
Source:South Eastern Railway