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NJP Station Road, Nawapara, Dabgram , PS- Bhaktinagar , Pin -734007 , City- Siliguri , Dist - Jalpaiguri
State: West Bengal
Zone: NFR/Northeast Frontier
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Yesterday (08:27)  Daily New Jalpaiguri-Darj toy train services from tomorrow (m.timesofindia.com)
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News Entry# 303670     
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May 27 2017 (08:27)
Station Tag: Siliguri Junction/SGUJ added by Pŕāķāşh/375223

May 27 2017 (08:27)
Station Tag: Darjeeling/DJ added by Pŕāķāşh/375223

May 27 2017 (08:27)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by Pŕāķāşh/375223

May 27 2017 (08:27)
Train Tag: Darjeeling - New Jalpaiguri (Toy Train) Passenger/52540 added by Pŕāķāşh/375223

May 27 2017 (08:27)
Train Tag: New Jalpaiguri - Darjeeling (Toy Train) Passenger/52541 added by Pŕāķāşh/375223

Posted by: Pŕāķāşh  74 news posts
KOLKATA: The toy train service linking New Jalpaiguri (NJP) with the 'queen of hills' — that was re-introduced last year after a five-year gap — will turn daily from May 28. So far, the train ran just thrice a week.
The daily ride will help thousands of tourists, who had been flocking to Darjeeling over the last two weeks. According to tourism industry, this summer Darjeeling witnessed thrice the number of tourists than that of 2016 summer, which resulted in a major transport crisis. Almost all hotels are booked till June 7.
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the toy train service comes at the right time. It takes a longer time than the road journey, but has its own unique charm. More importantly, it will help tourists reach the Hills without solely depending on taxis," said Raj Basu, a tourism expert who runs Association for Conservation and Tourism (ACT), a body that organizes trips to north Bengal and the Hills.
Maintenance of tracks and rakes has been a major challenge for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which runs the service. This had led to the suspension of the NJP-Darjeeling journey in 2012, following which Unesco declared that it will be struck off the heritage list unless efforts were made to resume the service.
While three rakes are operated for the joy rides, two more will be pressed into service for the NJP-Darjeeling trip.
May 23 2017 (09:21)  न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी में बिहार से आए परीक्षार्थियों ने जमकर की तोड़फोड़ (mnaidunia.jagran.com)
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May 23 2017 (09:21)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by RF Shanku^~/1438110

May 23 2017 (09:21)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Sealdah AC SF Special/02262 added by RF Shanku^~/1438110

May 23 2017 (09:21)
Train Tag: Avadh Assam Express/15909 added by RF Shanku^~/1438110

Posted by: RF Shanku^~  2 news posts
पश्चिम बंगाल सरकार की शनिवार को आयोजित ग्रुप डी की परीक्षा देने पहुंचे बिहार के अभ्यर्थियों ने रविवार को न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी (एनजेपी) स्टेशन पर खूब तांडव मचाया। दो ट्रेनों (अवध असम एक्सप्रेस व कामख्या-सियालदह साप्ताहिक स्पेशल) तथा प्लेटफॉर्मों पर जमकर तोड़फोड़ की। इंजन को भी क्षति पहुंचाई और ट्रैक पर टायर इकट्ठा कर आग लगा दी। अभ्यर्थियों ने स्टेशन को भी फूंकने की कोशिश की।
अभ्यर्थी बिहार लौटने के लिए अवध एक्सप्रेस के एसी कोच में घुसने की कोशिश कर रहे थे। यात्रियों ने विरोध किया तो उन्होंने तोड़फोड़ शुरू कर दी। उन्होंने ट्रेन के एसी कोच के कांच फोड़ दिए। इससे कई यात्रियों को चोटें आईं। इन सब घटनाओं को लेकर ट्रेनों का परिचालन सुबह छह से दोपहर एक बजे तक
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बाधित रहा। ऐसे शुरू हुआ बवाल-शनिवार को परीक्षा देने के बाद अभ्यर्थी स्टेशन पहुंचे थे, लेकिन कोई ट्रेन न होने से रात रुकने के इंतजाम करने की मांग करने लगे।
May 22 2017 (19:24)  Train services affected as job aspirants go berserk at NJP (www.assamtribune.com)
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News Entry# 303251     
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May 22 2017 (19:24)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by 12085 Dibrugarh Guwahati Shatabdi 12086~/1329476

Posted by: Avadh Assam Express The Tragedy King~  395 news posts
GUWAHATI, May 21 - Long-distance train services to and from Assam and the North Eastern region were disrupted severely today after a huge group of aspiring job candidates rampaged through the New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station this morning and destroyed railway property worth lakhs of rupees.
Senior officials at the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) headquarters at Maligaon here told The Assam Tribune that operation of almost all long-distance trains to and from the region were affected for many hours due to the rampage and violence at NJP.
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Katihar Division of NF Railway.
Thousands of young job aspirants from different parts of Bihar and West Bengal had gathered at different places in North Bengal for Grade D posts exams, which were held by the West Bengal Government on May 19.
Since yesterday, the candidates had converged at various railway stations in the North Bengal area to head back to their respective destinations.
Thousands of such candidates were at the NJP station this morning when heavy showers came and many of the job aspirants tried to board the Avadh Assam Express, which was, at that time, waiting at Platform No.1 of the station.
When RPF and GRP personnel tried to bring order and prevent the job aspirants from boarding the train in such large numbers, the youths went berserk and started to target railway property, NFR officials said.
They not only damaged the engine and AC compartments of the Avadh Assam Express but also caused massive damage to the entire NJP station.
Additional forces, including Army and BSF personnel from a military special train, which was also at the station, were deployed but the mob fury continued.
NFR officials, however, added that no passengers were hurt in the violence.
“The job candidates targeted only railway property. They did not cause any trouble to the passengers,” said an official.
Railway authorities finally arranged a special train to ferry the thousands of job aspirants and the situation calmed only after an announcement to that effect was made through the public address system.
NFR officials said almost all trains to and from the Northeast, including the Rajdhani Express, were controlled at different places due to the incident at NJP.
“Most of the trains are running late by many hours. However, all the services have been restored and train running is expected to be normal by tomorrow morning,” said an official.
NFR authorities have blamed the West Bengal Government for not issuing an advisory regarding the Grade D recruitment.
“Generally, local authorities and the state government always issue advisory whenever such exams or other events are planned. That allows us to make arrangements for special trains. However, the West Bengal Government did not do so and the railway authorities were, therefore, caught unawares,” said an NFR
May 21 2017 (12:58)  Students Protest At West Bengals New Jalpaigudi Station For Special Train - पश्चिम बंगाल: रेलवे स्टेशन पर छात्रों ने काटा बवाल, कई ट्रेनों पर किया पथराव, India News News In Hindi -amar Ujala (www.amarujala.com)
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News Entry# 303111     
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May 21 2017 (12:59)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Sealdah AC SF Special/02262 added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

May 21 2017 (12:59)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

May 21 2017 (12:59)
Train Tag: Avadh Assam Express/15909 added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

Posted by: IR no more Safe^~  127 news posts
पश्चिम बंगाल के न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी में परिक्षा देने आए छात्रों ने आक्रोश रवैया अपना लिया है। छात्रों ने न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी स्टेशन पर लगातार पथराव किया और रेलवे ट्रैक पर टायरों को जलाकर विरोध प्रदर्शन किया है।
मीडिया रिपोर्ट्स के मुताबिक छात्र स्पेशल ट्रेन की मांग कर रहे हैं। इसके लिए ही उन्होंने असम-अवध एक्सप्रेस को निशाना बनाया और उसपर पथराव किया।
May 21 2017 (12:56)  Jobseekers from Bihar go berserk, damage railway properties in West Bengal | india-news | Hindustan Times (www.hindustantimes.com)
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News Entry# 303110     
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May 21 2017 (12:57)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

May 21 2017 (12:57)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Sealdah AC SF Special/02262 added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

May 21 2017 (12:57)
Train Tag: Avadh Assam Express/15909 added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

Posted by: IR no more Safe^~  127 news posts
Thousands of candidates from Bihar appearing for recruitment test for Group-D positions in West Bengal government went berserk on Sunday morning, blocking rail tracks and vandalising New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station.
The written examination for the jobs was held all across West Bengal on Saturday.
A whopping 2.5 million candidates competed for 6,000 Group-D positions, lowest rung of employment in a government. Thousands of candidates were from Bihar.
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said trouble started at 6am when jobseekers returning to Bihar started boarding even reserved compartments of the Avadh-Assam Express at the New Jalpaiguri (NJP) railway station in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district.
As the passengers who had prior reservations complained, all hell broke loose.
The job aspirants climbed to the engine of the train forcing the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to resort to mild baton charge to disperse them.
But the vandals responded to force’s action by blocking rail tracks, pelting stones at the train and damaging railway properties. They even uprooted a lamp post at platform number 3.
Though there is no report of any casualty, train services were disrupted for hours.
Many trains, including the Rajdhani Express, were detained for hours at the station.
The blockade was lifted only after railways promised to run a special train to take them home, a senior railway officer said.
Due to lack of employment opportunities in Bihar, many youth from the state migrate to other parts of the country for jobs. According to a report of the New Delhi-based Indian Institute of Public Administration 4.42 million people from Bihar migrate every year to various states of India. The report was based on a survey conducted in 2009-10.
Experts say the number will not be much different even today. 60 persons per 1000 are unemployed in the state, according to the fifth annual employment-unemployment survey conducted in 2015-16 by the ministry of labour and employment.
Candidates having master’s or doctoral degrees too took the test on Saturday for the post of peons and orderlies, the minimum eligibility for which is education up to class VIII.
May 21 2017 (12:53)  West Bengal: Students vandalise train while demanding 'special train' in New Jalpaiguri (www.abplive.in)
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May 21 2017 (12:55)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Sealdah AC SF Special/02262 added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

May 21 2017 (12:55)
Train Tag: Avadh Assam Express/15909 added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

May 21 2017 (12:55)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by IR no more Safe^~/496597

Posted by: IR no more Safe^~  127 news posts
On Sunday, at the New Jalpaiguri Railway (NJP) station in West Bengal, a group of students appearing for the state government exam vandalized a train and blocked the railway track while demanding a special train.
After a long wait, the angry examinees turned violent when they wanted to return to their destination but no such arrangements were made at the railway station.
They not only blocked Avadh-Assam express train but vandalized it too.
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May 20 2017 (08:25)  एचईसी का नॉर्थ ईस्ट फ्रंटियर रेलवे के साथ एमओयू (epaper.jagran.com)
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May 20 2017 (08:25)
Station Tag: Darjeeling/DJ added by TATA ROU JAT Exp Till Katra As Lauh Shakti Exp😊^~/1421836

May 20 2017 (08:25)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by TATA ROU JAT Exp Till Katra As Lauh Shakti Exp😊^~/1421836

May 20 2017 (08:25)
Station Tag: Ranchi Junction/RNC added by TATA ROU JAT Exp Till Katra As Lauh Shakti Exp😊^~/1421836

Posted by: Waiting For Extension Of TATA ROU JAT Upto SVDK😊^~  523 news posts
एचईसी करेगा दार्जिलिंग हिमालयन टॉय ट्रेन सामग्री की आपूर्ति, न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी और दार्जिलिंग के बीच चलाई जाती है टॉय ट्रेन
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जागरण संवाददाता, रांची : एचईसी और नार्थ इस्ट फ्रंटियर रेलवे के बीच गोवाहाटी में शुक्रवार को एमओयू किया गया है। इसके अंतर्गत एचईसी दार्जिलिंग हिमालयन टॉय ट्रेन के निर्माण में सामग्री का निर्माण और आपूर्ति करेगा। ज्ञात हो कि दार्जिलिंग हिमालयन रेलवे के द्वारा न्यू जलपाईगुड़ी और दार्जिलिंग के बीच टॉय ट्रेन चलाई जाती है। 1879-81 के बीच निर्मित रेलवे लाइन 78 किलोमीटर लंबी है। यह समझौता रेल
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राज्यमंत्री राजन गुहेन, एनएफ रेलवे के जीएम चाहेत राम, एचईसी सीएमडी अभिजीत घोष व वित्त निदेशक आरसी सेन की उपस्थिति में किया गया है। इन लोगों ने समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए हैं। जानकारी दी गई कि फ्रंटियर रेलवे यह पर्यटन क्षेत्र में आता है। यहां सबसे पुरानी ब्रिटिश निर्मित बी क्लास के वाष्प इंजन द्वारा टॉय ट्रेन का संचालन किया जाता है। इसे डीएचआर भारतीय माउंटेन रेलवे और यूनेस्को विश्व विरासत के रूप में भी शामिल किया गया है।एमओयू के बाद आयोजित बैठक में शामिल सीएमडी अविजीत घोष व अन्य ’ जागरण
May 11 2017 (08:36)  Jumbo mowed down in Naxalbari (m.timesofindia.com)
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May 11 2017 (08:36)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by 🇮🇳 🅿️🌱🅰🎋🅰💲♓*^~/375223

May 11 2017 (08:36)
Station Tag: Naksalbari/NAK added by 🇮🇳 🅿️🌱🅰🎋🅰💲♓*^~/375223

May 11 2017 (08:36)
Station Tag: Siliguri Junction/SGUJ added by 🇮🇳 🅿️🌱🅰🎋🅰💲♓*^~/375223

Posted by: Pŕāķāşh  74 news posts
SILIGURI: A goods train mowed down an adult tusker at Kiran Chandra Tea Garden in Darjeeling's Naxalbari early on Wednesday.
The 18-year-old tusker was crossing the Siliguri-Katihar route railway line near Deomani river when a Bihar-bound train mowed it down at 4.30am. The train dragged the jumbo along a certain distance before part of the engine tossed its body off the track.
The tea garden where the accident took place is frequented by jumbos from Bagdogra and Bengdubi forests, who mostly come to the locality at night and return early in the morning.
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Jumbos have often been killed on the tracks in north Bengal. Since 2004, trains have ran over over 60 jumbos on the New Jalpaiguri-Alipurduar broad-gauge lines that pass through national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
"The jumbo was headed to Bengdubi forest when it was run over. The tusker was most probably mowed down by a goods train," said T T Bhutia, a Bagdogra forest ranger.
The railways and forest department have put in place many regulatory measures to avoid such incidents in north Bengal, especially along the NJP-Alipurduar route. They include placing speed limits while crossing the forest areas and designated elephant corridors. The number of night trains has also been brought down while visibility along the tracks has been increased according to the Supreme Court's directives.
Mar 22 2017 (13:09)  Darjeeling Mail gears up for short route, cheaper fare (www.financialexpress.com)
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Mar 22 2017 (13:10)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by karbang~/50057

Mar 22 2017 (13:10)
Station Tag: Sealdah/SDAH added by karbang~/50057

Mar 22 2017 (13:10)
Train Tag: Darjeeling Mail/12343 added by karbang~/50057

Posted by: karbang~  162 news posts
The route of iconic Darjeeling Mail, that connects Siliguri – the gateway of North East India- to City of Joy- Kolkata, might get altered for better by the end of 2017- in terms of both fares and travel time, according to reports. Currently, Darjeeling mail runs from Sealdah to New Jalpaiguri station, situated near Siliguri, via Barddhaman Junction and Malda town. At present, it takes over nine and a half hours to reach New Jalpaiguri from Sealdah or vice versa. Railways have proposed that the train will run via Murshidabad and Azimganj to reach Malda town and subsequently New Jalpaiguri. The proposed move will shorten the route resulting in deduction in travel time. It has been learned that railways could slash fares of Darjeeling Mail.
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issue regarding rail-bridge over the river Ganga, that was stalled for years, has been resolved. The bridge connects Murshidabad to Azimganj. The land acquisition issue was finally resolved following the Mamata Banerjee government’s intervention
Till now, there was no direct rail route between Murshidabad and north Bengal. The proposed route will resolve the issue. However, passengers boarding Darjeeling Mail from Barddhaman Junction will face difficulties.
There is a toy train service between ‘Queen of Hills’ Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consists of 88.48 km of narrow gauge track that connects New Jalpaiguri with Darjeeling, passing through Ghoom at an altitude of 2258 meters.
Mar 16 2017 (07:49)  Darjeeling Mail likely to change route by year end (www.google.co.in)
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Mar 16 2017 (07:49)
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Mar 16 2017 (07:49)
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Mar 16 2017 (07:49)
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Posted by: Pŕāķāşh  74 news posts
KOLKATA: Darjeeling Mail -the most prestigious train that connects Kolkata to north Bengal -is all set to follow a different route soon.
Instead of crossing the Vivekananda Bridge and passing Burdwan and Bolpur, the train will move through Barrackpore, Krishnagore and Murshidabad to Malda.This will not only shorten the distance between Sealdah and New Jalpaiguri and bring down travel time, the move will also decongest the busy stretch between Burdwan and Malda.
"The Murshidabad-Azimgunj link is expected to be commissioned by the end of December, 2017. There were problems with land acquisition but
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we have received tremendous help from the state government.Once this happens, we plan to run trains like Darjeeling Mail through Murshidabad.These trains will then pass through Azimgunj towards Malda, from where they will take the existing route to New Jalpaiguri," Eastern Railway (ER) general manager Ghanshyam Singh told TOI.
ER is yet to calculate how much time will be saved along the new route. Along the exis ting route, the distance between Sealdah and New Jalpaiguri is nearly 573 km. According to officials, the train's path will be shortened by nearly 21km once it passes through Murshidabad. According to Singh, travel time should come down by at least 30 minutes.
"However, that is not the most important thing. The existing route is extremely congested and we want to reduce the load. Secondly , we want people from Murshidabad and surrounding areas to benefit. Now, with no rail connectivity to Malda, they have to travel all the way to Sealdah if they wish to catch a train to north Bengal. Once this route is opened, they can directly travel to north Bengal and the northeastern states. This will also open up an alternate route to north Bengal," the GM added.
According to him, ER has embarked on a path of capacity enhancement. In 2016-17, tracks of 80 km length have been doubled and third lines will be commissioned along 27 km. An additional 100 km is approaching readiness. "We have also commissioned 194 km of electrification this year. This will further speed up operations and reduce diesel consumption. From August 2016 to February 2017, we have already saved Rs 25 crore," Singh added.

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Prakash   7961 blog posts   1225 correct pred (61% accurate)
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not 15 years ago. because I travelled in this train on October 2004. It was then left at 20:25 hrs. BWN WDM-2 JUMBO hauled on that day.
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