Despite having all the passenger facilities at Sameli Halt, trains are not stopping here since last 15 years. The people of the area have appealed to the local MP and administration several times for the train to stop at Sameli Halt, but despite a lapse of 15 years, no concrete initiative has been taken in this direction.
Sameli halt situated on Barauni railway section is proving to be completely useless for the passengers. Not a single train has stopped at this railway halt in the last 15 years. Due to this, passengers are not getting the benefit of railway halt.
Halt made in the year 2006
It is said that this halt was constructed in 2006 and it was also inaugurated by the then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. The people of the area were happy with the construction of the railway halt and the area got a big gift. All the facilities have been provided by the railways at this halt. At this halt, platform, building for the accommodation of passengers, ticket booking counter, two hand pumps were installed for the passengers to drink water at a cost of lakhs. But it is not being used.
Sameli Halt is closed
The people of Sameli area have appealed to the local MP and administration many times for the demand of stoppage of the train at the halt, but despite the lapse of 15 years, no concrete initiative has been taken in this direction. Once again there is a demand of the people of this area that train stoppage should be started at Sameli Halt as soon as possible so that people can get better train facility and reach the big city easily. At present, people of the area have to go to Kursela railway station or Kadhagola railway station, several kilometers away, to avail the train facility.
Train did not stop at Sameli halt for 15 years:
Local people tell that in 2006, by the then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, a big gift was given to the people of the area by making a similar halt, but in the last 15 years, not a single train could stop at the halt. The local people have demanded from the district administration, Katihar MP, Barari MLA and Railway Ministry that the train should stop at Sameli halt soon so that the people of this area can get rail facility.