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Saturday, April 28, 2012

NF Railway to run exam special trains to Bangalore

Guwahati: Its exam time baby, both academic exams and entrance exams conducted mainly in summer months in India. Students from neighboring city areas and far flung throngs to city centre for trying their luck in different entrance exams. This will add extra pressure on city civic services and mainly transportation.
The trains are considered better to travel in scorching heat of these hot summer months and this leads to added pressure on railways.

To cope up with the exam rush the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) starting an 'examination special train' from Dibrugarh to Yesvantpur (near Bangalore) in Karnataka. The move will help students of north east region to reach Bangalore for joint entrance test for combined medical and engineering colleges in Karnataka. The train will leave Dibrugarh on May 1 at 7pm and reach Yesvantpur at 10.30pm on May 4.

For the return journey, the train will leave Yesvantpur at 10.45pm on May 7 and reach Dibrugarh at 9pm on May 10. The train - with six general coaches, seven sleeper coaches, and two SLRs - will also stop at New Tinsukia, Mariani, Dimapur, Furkating, Diphu, Lumding, Hojai, Chaparmukh, Jagiroad, Guwahati, Rangiya, Barpeta Road, New Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, New Coochbeahr, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Maldah Town, Asansol, Adra, Balasore, Cuttack, Brahmpur, Vishakapatnam, Vijaywada before reaching Yesvantpur.

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