Monday, November 23, 2015

Special Cover on inaugural run of Electric Train from Gorakhpur Station – 22nd November 2015.

The North Eastern Railway is one of the seventeen railway zones in India. It is headquartered at Gorakhpur and comprises Lucknow and Varanasi divisions as well as reorganized Izzatnagar division. The North Eastern Railway was formed on 14th April 1952 by combining two Railway systems (Oudh and Tirhut Railway and Assam Railway) and Cawnpore-Achnera section of the BB&CIR. It was bifurcated into two Railway Zones on 15th January 1958 – North Eastern Railway and North East Frontier Railway. The Gorakhpur Railway Station one of the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway is known for the world's longest railway platform, after inauguration of the remodeled Gorakhpur Yard, with a stretch of around 1.35 KM.

To enhance the passenger facilities, the North Eastern Railway inaugurated an electric engine train for the first time from Gorakhpur junction on 22nd November 2015. Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu flagged off inaugural run of an electric train on Gorakhpur-Bhatni section from Gorakhpur Railway Station. On the occasion a Special Cover was released by Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Singh and MP Yogi Adityanath on 22nd November 2015 at Gorakhpur (Special Cover approval no. UP/16/2015).

Note: As per instructions and rules mentioned in Hand Book of Philately, Special Cancellation should incorporate the name and the PIN of the post office where the special cancellation is to be provided or in case of the special cancellation provided at venue, it should incorporate the Name and PIN of the post office in whose delivery jurisdiction the venue is located. In the special cancellation provided on above special cover, name and PIN of the post office is not included.

Special Cover on inaugural run of Electric Train from Gorakhpur Station

Special Cover on inaugural run of Electric Train from Gorakhpur Station

Courtesy: Ashwani Kumar Dubey, Gorakhpur

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