Diversion planned to clear congestion, say officials
However, railway officials claimed that the train was diverted to clear congestion on routes. Reportedly, Shramik Special trains bound for Uttar Pradesh are facing congestions at Jabalpur, Katni, Manikpur, and Prayagraj stations.
'Trains diverted to longer routes because congestion is pretty heavy'
GVL Satyakumar, the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Western Railways' Mumbai Central Division, told Mid-Day, "The railway board has decided to redirect the trains to alternate longer route because the congestion is pretty heavy."
Satyakumar added, "So some trains have been diverted to longer route going via Nagpur, Bilaspur, Jharsuguda, Rourkela and then going via Asansol to go back to the destination."