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Bihar: Passenger train operation resumes at Bhagalpur

After prolonged suspension of train services since March 22 midnight till May 31 and in the backdrop of limited special train services resuming from June 1, the first passenger train,
Dibrugarh-Delhi special train reached Bhagalpur Railway Station on Wednesday.
All together 144 passengers from Bhagalpur and adjoining areas boarded the special train at the railway station while adhering to necessary railways’ medical protocol and the social distancing norms. Out of total 144 passengers, 34 passengers boarded air-conditioned coaches, including AC 3-tier and AC 2-tier, while 83 boarded sleeper class and 27 were seated in general second class.
The special train started from Dibrugarh at 11:25pm on June 1 and reached Bhagalpur railway station at 7.45am on Wednesday.
The train took passengers for onward journey to Delhi, where its estimated time of arrival is 6.05am on Thursday. The train will pass through 63 stations between Dibrugarh and Delhi.
Bhagalpur railway station superintendent Samar Kumar Singh said:
“Enormous enthusiasm and glee were noticed among the passengers boarding the trains as well as others for having train

The Times Of India services to Delhi resumed after long period. Passengers went through thermal screening and were given hand sanitizer before
boarding the train besides maintaining social distancing norms.”
Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Yatendra Kumar said Railway Protection Force (RPF) and other staff helped the passengers
to undergo the schedule of all protocols, including social distancing norms, thermal screening, getting hands of the passengers
washed and all other measures.

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