Pune: Rail passengers coming to Pune from different parts of north India are facing problems as the trains are delayed by more than nine hours due to low visibility. Passengers claim that they did not receive information about train schedules, due to which thousands of passengers were waiting for more than five hours at Pune station.
According to the Pune railway division, trains coming from Delhi, including Nizamuddin Express, Jammu Tavi Express, Patna Express and Gorakhpur Express, were delayed by nine to 10 hours. “Train number 12780 Nizamuddin-Goa Express is running late by 10 hours. Similarly, train number 11078 Jammu Tavi Jhelum Express is running late by nine hours and train number 12148 Nizamuddin-Kopargaon Express is running late by five hours,” said Manoj Jhawar, Public Relations Officer of Pune railway division.
Milind Deouskar, DRM, Pune, also mentioned the delays on his Twitter account. “Train number 12263 Pune-Nizamuddin Duronto Express, which was scheduled to depart at 11.10 am, was rescheduled to leave Pune at 1 pm,” he Tweeted.
Navneet Pal (30), coming from Mathura to Pune by Jhelum Express, had to wait for more than six hours. “The train is running late by more than nine hours. I reached Mathura station at 7 pm on Thursday, but the train had not arrived. I am travelling with my wife and kid to Pune. We are expecting that the train will reach Pune station by 9 pm on Friday,” he told Sakal Times on phone.
Priya Verma (25), who booked her ticket on Duronto Express, expressed her anger and said, “The train is departing from Pune with a delay of more than five hours. I don’t know why Railways did not inform us via a text message.”
On Wednesday, it was announced that a device to track railway signals has been launched and it will soon be installed in railway engines to help trains move safely even during fog.