Shaktipunj Exp arriving half an hour late with WDP-4 at the helm on a chilly evening of 2016 with ICF coaches and a scheduled halt here. Now, the stoppage at MGME has been removed. Meanwhile, Jhansi WAG - 5HB playing hide and seek amidst mango trees on UP main line.
Location: McCluskieGanj, Daltonganj - Barkakana Jn Section, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Date: 02nd Feb 2016
The train is still running with ICF coaches & its good that these halts r removed. Even there r many more halts eligible for deletion. Railway must focus on strengthening the infrastructure & increasing speed on this route .
I guess rlwys is working on increasing speed on this section. Third line doubling till Patratu is already going on. GHD - DTO and GHD - Sonnagar sections have MPS of 110 and wherever possible as most of the stretch is having T/G.
Yes...there r lots of stops which still can be removed between Singrauli and DHN. And during night, ppl generally don't prefer small stops due to several issues in JH and Sonebhadra. The same stop which might b full of life during daytime might become haunted at night in JH and Sonebhadra.
CIC section me saari trains-1-2 ko one direction me chhodkar Raat me hi chalti hain..
Us hisab se to BRKA SGRL mein koi stoppage hi nahi hone chahiye kisi trains ke.
I was only specifying about Shaktipunj and small halts, not major stops like GHD, DTO etc. Some Exp/SF trains including passenger trains are lifeline for ppl living near CIC section. No. of trains stop at RNQ at night time only which can't be removed.