Train between samastipur to new delhi
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 431
ANSWERED ON 20.07.2018
Train from Samastipur to New Delhi
431 Shri Ram Nath Thakur
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether it is a fact that Government had decided to run several new trains for providing travel facility to public;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) the reasons for not providing any train from Samastipur to New Delhi despite Samastipur junction being the largest railway station of North Bihar from where all the trains pass;
(d) whether Government has made any plan to run any train from Samastipur to New Delhi; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (c) Yes, Sir. During 2017-18, Indian Railways introduced 169 train services to cater to the travelling needs of the passengers. This includes the service of 15705/15706 Katihar-Delhi Champaran Humsafar Express serving the Samastipur-Delhi sector.
(d) & (e) At present, Samastipur is connected to Delhi area by 14 pairs of train services which are adequately catering to the needs of passengers of Samastipur-Delhi sector and presently there is no proposal to introduce additional train on this sector owing to operational and resource constraints including lack of spare maintenance facilities at either end and line capacity constraints on sections enroute. However, introduction of new train services is an ongoing process over Indian Railways subject to operational feasibility and resource availability.