Dhanbad div prepares rakes for possible resumption of services | Ranchi News

Dhanbad: As gradual restoration of train services begin under Unlock 5.0, the Dhanbad division of the East Central Railway started readying coaches of important trains originating from Dhanbad station. The first lot includes the 13329 Ganga Damodar Express, 13351 Dhanbad Alappuzha Express and 13348A Palamu Link Express.
The advance preparation is being done in anticipation that the railway board may soon announce to restore the services, said senior divisional commercial manager of the Dhanbad Division Akhilesh Kumar Pandey.
“Though we are prepared to operate the trains, we are yet to receive go ahead. We’ve also sent a proposal to resume services of the Black Diamond Express between Dhanbad and Howrah,” Pandey said.
11447 Shaktipunj Express running between Jabalpur and Howrah through different stations of the division, including Garhwa Road, Chaupan and Dhanbad, will once again roll out from October 7.
Sources in the division said three rakes of the Ganga Damodar Express have already been prepared while preparation of six rakes of the Dhanbad Alappuzha Express is on.
Ranjit Dutta, in-charge of Railway Coaching Complex (Yard) of Dhanbad said, “We are carrying out the safety maintenance and cleaning and sanitization of the coaches. Preparations have been completed for all the three rakes of Ganga Damodar Express comprising 24 coaches each.”
Sources said preparations of coaches are being done based on the requirement sent by the headquarters of ECR at Hajipur and resumption of services is expected from October 15.

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