Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 1:
Due to Safety related modernization work between Sakhigopal and Puri railway stations in connection with final doubling work, East Coast Railway (ECoR) had made adjustments in train services from June 28 to July 2.
As a result, some of the trains will be short terminated at Khurda Road and Cuttack and cancelled to and from Puri for one more day.
As per the decision, 18303 Sambalpur-Puri Inter City Express and 58413 Talcher-Puri Passenger originating from Sambalpur and Talcher respectively will be short terminated at Khordha Road on July 2 and return as 18304 Puri-Sambalpur Inter City Express from Khordha Road to Sambalpur and 58304 Puri-Talcher Passenger from Khurda Road to Talcher.
The services of 18301/18302 Sambalpur-Puri-Sambalpur Inter City Express & 58413/58414 Talcher-Puri-Talcher passenger between Khordha Road to Puri will remain cancelled from both the directions on July 2.
58001 Howrah-Puri Passenger and 58418 Gunupur-Puri Passenger, originating from Howrah and Gunupur respectively on July 2 will also be short terminated at Khordha Road and return as 58002 Puri-Santragachi Passenger from Khordha Road to Santragachi and 58417 Puri-Gunupur Passenger from Khordha Road to Gunupur respectively on July 3.
The services of 58001 Howrah-Puri Passenger and 58418 Gunupur-Puri Passenger between Khordha Road to Puri on July 2 and 58002 Puri-Santragachhi Passenger and 58417 Puri-Gunupur Passenger between Puri to Khordha Road will remain cancelled on July 3.
Apart from this, 58131 Rourkela-Puri Passengerm scheduled to arrive at Puri on July 2, will be short terminated at Cuttack and return to Rourkela on July 3 as 58132 Puri-Rourkela Passenger from Cuttack to Rourkela. This train will remain cancelled between Cuttack and Puri from both the directions.
Besides, 12278/12277 Puri-Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express,18416/18415 Puri-Barbil-Puri Inter City Express, 18404/18403 Barbil-Chakradharpur-Barbil Express, 18414/18413 Puri-Paradeep-Puri Inter City Express, 58406/58405 Paradeep-Cuttack-Paradeep passenger, 58408/58407 & 58410/58409 Puri-Khurda Road-Puri Passenger will remain cancelled from both the directions on July 2, an ECoR release said today.
“ECoR has appealed the passengers to bear with these adjustments as these are being undertaken for greater public interest. The benefits from this large project will be enormous and passenger train services are likely to be totally normalised in 2-3 days”, the release added.