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Punjab: Change in train timings to Amritsar irks passengers

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Every day passengers are of the opinion that the choice needs to be revoked and the earlier prepare timings should be restored. (Categorical file photograph)

Written by Riya Sharma

The overhaul of the arrival and departure timings of a number of trains by the Northern Railways has grow to be a reason for inconvenience to many passengers within the Punjab area.

In line with the brand new schedule, the Chandigarh-Amritsar prepare will now depart at 6.40 am from Chandigarh and attain the holy metropolis at 11.30 am. The departure timing for the night prepare has been revised to 4.50 pm from 5.10 pm. Passengers working in each authorities and personal sector, who journey between the 2 cities for work, stated that the sudden change in timings can be inconvenient for them.

“Government employees of Punjab and Haryana are now opting to commute by their own conveyances as the train travel timings are not suitable, especially with biometric systems installed in government office premises,” stated Gurmeet Singh, head of Ludhiana-Chandigarh MST union.

‘’Most authorities places of work work as much as 5 pm and it tends to be longer for the non-public sector, due to this fact, persons are left with two alternate options, one is leaving their workplace early, which can have an effect on their work, and the second is to go for different technique of commute,” stated P S Ahuja, a non-public sector worker. Many frequent travellers, who used to take the prepare to Amritsar after ending their work, stated they must journey by their very own automobile or take buses. “These alternate options are usually not cost-effective,’’ stated Aman Singh, a authorities worker.

Every day passengers are of the opinion that the choice needs to be revoked and the earlier prepare timings should be restored. The morning and the night prepare timings needs to be set in keeping with the consolation of the federal government in addition to non-public sector staff, who’re take the route often, they stated.


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