Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway (ECoR) today announces a slew of passenger amenities including introduction of 186 Rath Yatra special trains to pilgrim town Puri to deal with the rush during the annual festival of the Lords.
East Coast Railway, Khurda Road Divsion DRM today held a press conference here where he announced the services to be offered during this period.
As many as 186 Rath Yatra special trains will run from June 25 to July 4 of which 34 will run on Gundicha Yatra, 72 will run from June 26 to July 1, 14 will run on July 2 (Sandhya Darshan), 32 trains on July 3 (Bahuda Yatra) and 34 trains on July 4 (Suna Vesha), an ECoR release said.
Besides, 60 additional ticket counters will be opened round-the-clock to meet the requirement of the passengers. While 36 booking counters will be opened at Puri Railway Station, 24 other counters will be opened at Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Khurda, Berhampur, Balugaon, Paradeep, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road etc.
In addition to this, inquiry and information centres, resting place for around 5000 pilgrims at Puri, temporary mela shed for nearly 1000 people will be opened.