Kolkata  Ghost
Andhra Pradesh ~ India ~ International ~ City ~ Entertainment ~ Business ~ Sports ~ Technology ~ Health ~ Features
2010 Commonwealth Games ~ 2010 Nobel Prizes ~ Sachin Tendulkar ~ Rajasthan Royals ~ Kings XI Punjab ~ Sushil Kumar ~ Deepika Kumari ~ Somdev Devvarman ~ HR Bhardwaj
Home / India News / 2007 / May 2007 / May 19, 2007
Kolkatas Ghost Train, a loss making entity
RSS / Print / Comments

Top News

144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

RBI will intervene if inflows turn lumpy: Subbarao

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

Kolkatas Ghost Train, a loss making entity

A local train running from Kolkatas busy Sealdah Railway Station to the airport virtually runs empty, with few passengers onboard.

Kolkata, May 19 : A local train running from Kolkata's busy Sealdah Railway Station to the airport virtually runs empty, with few passengers onboard.

Passengers can often be found spreading their legs and take a little nap before reaching their destination.

At night, the empty compartments look scary.

Undertaking four trips a day, the train is a loss-making entity.

Commuters say the train's odd timings compound the problem. The train leaves at 6.45 a.m. in the morning. It also misses out on the evening rush hour.

Passengers are demanding a change in the timings and as increase in the frequency of the train.

"The train just runs into losses. The entire trip is a waste of money. The Government should actually settle the time near about 5 a.m. and 5 p.m," said Prashant, a passenger.

"It's all because of the odd timings. The present timings are of no use to anybody. Introducing more trains through the day at different timings might improve the situation," said Jayanta Mitra, another passenger.

Officials have declined to comment on the service.

The running cost of the train is around 1.2 billion rupees. Railway Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav inaugurated it with much fanfare in 2006.

ANI

Suggested pages for your additional reading
AndhraNews.net on Facebook






© 2000-2017 AndhraNews.net. All Rights Reserved and are of their respective owners.
Disclaimer, Terms of Service & Privacy Policy | Contact Us