Bhubaneswar: In a bid to facilitate commuting for passengers, the East Coast Railway has decided to provide stoppage of some trains at different stations in Odisha on an experimental basis for a period of six months with immediate effect.
The railway stations are Kalupadaghat, Kenduapada, Naraj Marthapur, Bamur, Dungripali, Soro and Belpahar. This apart, some trains originating and passing through East Coast Railway jurisdiction will also get additional stoppages beyond its jurisdiction.
12893/12894 Bhubaneswar-Balangir-Bhubaneswar Intercity Express from both the directions will stop at Bamur w.e.f. 9th March, 2019.
22839/22840 Rourkela-Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Intercity Express from both the directions will stop at Naraj Marthapur w.e.f. 9th March, 2019.
22831/22832 Howrah-Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam (SSPN)-Howrah Express from Howrah w.e.f. 13th March and from SSPN w.e.f. 15th March, 2019 will stop at Kalupadaghat.
18645/18646 Howrah-Hyderabad-Howrah East Coast Express from Howrah w.e.f. 9th March and from Hyderabad w.e.f. 8th March, 2019 will stop at Kenduapada.
22973/22974 Puri-Gandhidham-Puri Express from Puri w.e.f. 8th March and from Gandhidham w.e.f. 9th March, 2019 will stop at Bobbili.
12871/12872 Howrah-Titlagarh-Howrah Ispat Express from both the directions will stop at Dunguripali w.e.f. 9th March, 2019.
12875/12876 Puri-Anand Vihar Terminus (New Delhi)-Puri Neelachal Express from Puri w.e.f. 9th March and from Anand Vihar w.e.f. 8th March, 2019 will stop at Soro.
12879/12880 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT)-Bhubaneswar-LTT Express from LTT w.e.f. 13th March and from Bhubaneswar w.e.f. 14th March, 2019 will stop at Belpahar.
18495/18496 Rameswaram-Bhubaneswar-Rameswaram Express from Rameswaram w.e.f. 10th March and from Bhubaneswar 8th March, 2019 will stop at Chidambaram.
19317/19318 Indore-Puri-Indore Humsafar Express from Indore w.e.f. 13th March and from Puri w.e.f. 14th March, 2019 will stop at Gondia.
18401/18402 Puri-Okha-Puri Express from Puri w.e.f. 10th March and from Okha w.e.f. 6th March; 18405/18406 Puri-Ahmedabad-Puri Express from Puri w.e.f. 6th March and from Ahmedabad w.e.f. 8th March and 18421/18422 Puri-Ajmer-Puri Express from Puri w.e.f. 7th march and from Ajmer w.e.f. 8th March, 2019 will stop at Dondalcha.
18477/18478 Puri-Haridwar-Puri Kalinga Utkal Express from both the directions w.e.f. 8th March, 2019 will stop at Jalthari.
INCREASE IN FREQUENCY:
It has also been decided to increase the frequency of Rourkela-Gunupur-Rourkela Rajyarani Express and Villupuram-Purulia-Villupuram Express.
18117/18118 Rourkela-Gunupur-Rourkela Rajyarani Express from Rourkela w.e.f. 14th March, 2019 (except Saturday) and from Gunupur w.e.f. 13th march, 2019 (except Sunday) will run daily.
Similarly, 22606/22605 Villupuram-Purulia-Villupuram Express from Villupuram w.e.f. 3rd July, 2019 and from Purulia w.e.f. 5th July, 2019 will run twice a week instead of once in a week. However, this train will run as a special train between Hijli and Purulia from 6th March to 26th June, 2019 and between Purulia & Hijli from 8th March to 28th June, 2019.
SPECIAL TRAIN BETWEEN SAMBALPUR & SHALIMAR VIA BHADRAK:
It has also been decided to run a Tri-weekly Special Train between Sambalpur & Shalimar via Angul & Bhadrak. 08025/08026 Shalimar-Sambalpur-Shalimar Special will run from Shalimar between 18th March & 28th June, 2019 on every Monday, Wednesday & Friday and from Sambalpur between 19th March & 29th June, 2019 on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
This train from Shalimar will leave at 2155 hrs and will reach at Sambalpur at 1015 hrs on the next day. Similarly, from Sambalpur, this train will leave at 2005 hrs and will reach at Shalimar at 1000 hrs on the following days having stoppages at Santragachhi, Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Dhenkanal, Talcher Road, Angul, Boinda and Rairakhol between Shalimar & Sambalpur. This train has One AC-2 tier, One AC-3 tier, 04 Sleeper Class, 06 Second Class Seating and 02 Guard cum luggage vans in its composition.