STOP THE DIVERSION OF HOWRAH DURONTO
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12273 HOWRAH NEW DELHI DURONTO EXPRESS is an extremely popular super fast connectivity linking KOLKATA with NEW DELHI .The train starts its journey from HOWRAH JN on every MONDAY and FRIDAY at 12:45 PM and reaches NEW DELHI the next morning at 6:05 AM with halts at DHANBAD JN.MUGHALSARAI JN and KANPUR CENTRAL .The train covers a distance of 1450 km in 17hrs 40 min .The train remains overbooked round the year and has great response and patronage .
Recently Indian Railways decided to completely divert this train from its original route from 2018 and make it run via JASIDIH and PATNA thereby avoiding DHANBAD JN completly. This decision will not only affect the passengers travelling from HWH to NDLS due to increase in run time but will also be an injustice on the part of people of DHANBAD jn who take this train for going to NDLS as they will be deprived of a popular train to NEW DELHI .
This DURONTO EXPRESS runs with SLEEPER CLASS acomodation and thus is a common man's choice for a fast ,comfortabe and affordable journey.
DHANBAD is JAHRKAHND'S 2nd largest city with a population of more than 10 lakh people and also caters the nearby industrial and mining towns of JHARIA,SINDRI,BOKARO .
Routing 12273 DURONTO EXPRESS via PATNA makes no sense because PATNA JN has 4 dedicated trains originating from PATNA JN for NDLS .As far as JAISIDH is concerned Railways has already started a new special train from JASIDIH to ANVT .There by under such condition it does not make any sense to divert an already extremely popular running on the shortest path takin less time .Also the day this DUROTNO departs there is 12303 POORVA EXPRESS running via the same route .
Therefore would request you to kindly review this decision at the earliest for the benefit of passengers from the coal and industrial hub of DHANBAD and also KOLKATA
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