Humsafar Superfast Express train, connecting Jammu to Sealdah, flagged off
Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain yesterday flagged off a new weekly Humsafar Superfast Express Train from the Jammu railway station. The train connects Jammu to Sealdah city in West Bengal. With this new train facility, the rail network of the country is now extended from the extreme east to extreme west and from the extreme north to the extreme south.
About Jammu and Sealdah cities
Jammu is an important city, close to pilgrimage centers and international borders, while Sealdah is one of the most important stations of Kolkata, which is a major metropolitan city. The introduction of this train, therefore, would benefit thousands of passengers including soldiers, a spokesperson said.
What's new in Humsafar Express?
Humsafar Express provides state-of-the-art facilities like fully air-conditioned, modern and safe LHB coaches, GPS enabled train positioning, LED display, bio-toilets, smoke alarm, CCTV camera, and fire extinguishers. It includes Braille signages for visually handicapped, mobile and laptop charging points for the comfort of passengers. At the Jammu station, X-ray machines, metal detectors shall be deployed in place of the defective ones, installed by state-government.
Additional railway protection force has been deployed at Jammu station
Additional Railway Protection Force, Bhairavi and Virangana Teams for Safety of Women Passengers have been deployed on Jammu station and in other stations of the northern railways as well. The effort to develop the rail network has touched the hinterlands of the country where railway lines are being laid in difficult mountain terrains, thus reaching more and more passengers, the spokesperson said.