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Platform to get extended at Sealah Stn

Kolkata: In a bid to cater rush of passengers during Durga Puja, the Eastern Railway has decided to extend its platform in the Sealdah Station (North division).

"There are many works going on at Sealdah station. We are extending the platform number 4 A. The length of the platform is being increased to accommodate trains with 12 bogies," said Nikhil Kumar Chakrobarty, chief public

relation officer of Eastern Railway. At present, the platform number 4 A at Sealdah station accommodate trains with 12 bogies. While, the footfall of more than 1.8 million people is recorded in Sealdah station on a daily basis, the count is increasing by leaps and bounds.

Every year, Eastern Railway also runs special trains in the suburban section of Sealdah Divsion during Durga Puja. The puja special trains run in Sealdah Main line, Sealdah — Bongaon as well as in Sealdah South sections.

In 2018, Sealdah division of Eastern Railway experienced a record rush of pandal-hoppers during Durga Puja.

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