Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 2:

Heavy fog in northern parts of India leads to delay in train movements to and from Odisha under East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction.


Several trains have been rescheduled in view of the foggy conditions prevailing in several parts of the country, especially in the north.

The ECoR has announced change in timings of some trains as below:

Puri New Delhi Purusottam Express (12801) scheduled to leave Puri at 21 45 tonight will leave at 01:00 am.

Bhubaneswar New Delhi Rajdhani Express (22811) will leave at 21:00 hours instead of 11:40 am tomorrow.

Bhubaneswar New Delhi Super Fast (22805) via Angul, Jharsuguda and Rourkela will leave at 23:30 instead of 12.45 am tomorrow.

Puri New Delhi Nandankanan Express (12815) scheduled to leave Puri at 10: 55 am tomorrow will leave at 15:00 pm.

Dense fog in North India, especially in Delhi area, has had a cascading effect on punctuality of trains towards/from East Coast Railway. Many important and prestigious trains like Rajdhani, Duronto, Sampark Kranti, Purusottam, Utkal, Nandankanan, Hirakud Express have been badly affected and their scheduled running paths have gone haywire.

East Coast Railway (ECoR) has urged its passengers to bear with the delay in train running as the situation is unavoidable. Many trains are now being rescheduled and will run on changed timings. Passengers are urged to refer to Helpline Enquiry Phone 139 to know the current status of their trains. Rescheduling of trains would also be announced in the media from time to time, an ECoR statement said.