What better time to take stock of all this than on Kali Puja, the day of the celebration of women’s empowerment and that too from Kalighat, this blessed place by the Adi Ganga.
Commuters have a long standing demand for more local trains with more frequency on the Dankuni-Sealdah route during office peak hours.
The Hooghly district citizens forum have submitted a memorandum to the divisional railway manager, Sealdah division, Eastern Railway, to press for their long standing demand on the Dankuni-Sealdah route.
The president of the citizens forum Sailen Parbat said, the Dankuni station is located very near to the Durgapur Expressway and Delhi Road junction, the Howrah-Burdwan chord line runs through Dankuni junction hence besides the rush of local commuters, a large number of passengers of Burdwan chord line get down at Dankuni to avail the Dankuni-Sealdah local to reach their working places. Daily commuters at the risk of their lives hang out dangerously from the overcrowded and over-packed trains.
The locals demand to add four more local trains to the existing ones, thus increasing the frequency at every half-an-hour during the peak office hours. At present only nine compartment local trains are run on the Dankuni- Sealdah route. The demand is for 12 local trains on the route.