Darjeeling Mail launching Aug 15, plying to Sealdah via BD border...

Darjeeling Mail launching Aug 15, plying to Sealdah via BD border

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:22 PM, 9 August 2022   Updated: 03:24 PM, 9 August 2022

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The Darjeeling Mail train will ply from Haldibari on the Bangladesh border to Sealdah in India on the occasion of the country’s Independence Day from August 15.

The train will run from Haldibari to Sealdah via Jalpaiguri Town Station, New Jalpaiguri (NJP).

The instructions issued by the Railway Board on Monday said that 12343/12344 Up-Down Darjeeling Mail will run between Sealdah and Haldibari. So far, Darjeeling Mail used to reach NJP from Sealdah at 10:05 PM. From now on, Darjeeling Mail will go to Haldibari via Jalpaiguri Town Station instead of NJP.

On December 12, 2019, India’s Eastern Railway issued a notice stating that two coaches connecting Darjeeling Mail from Haldibari station will be “permanently withdrawn” from April 10, 2020. The service has been discontinued since then. Due to the shut down of the traditional train on that route, there was dissatisfaction among the rail passengers of Haldibari and Jalpaiguri.

Noted that on the day of the launch of the inter-country Mitali Express, Jalpaiguri Member of Parliament Jayant Roy assured to start the entire Darjeeling Mail train from Haldibari. Finally, on Monday, there is a satisfying atmosphere in Haldibari as the notification was issued to start the entire train from Haldibari station again.

Haldibari station master Satyajit Tewari said the Darjeeling Mail will leave from Haldibari station at 6 pm every day. The train will depart for Kolkata from NJP at 8 pm as per the pre-scheduled schedule. It will leave Sealdah at 10:50 pm every day and reach Haldibari station at 10:00 am the next day. The people of Haldibari, Mekhligonj, Berubari, Garalbari and Jalpaiguri will benefit from this.

Sabyasachi Dey, chief public relations officer of India’s Northeast Frontier Railway, said that from August 15, Darjeeling Mail will depart from Haldibari station instead of NJP.