New Rajdhani Exp via Sambalpur to run from Feb next year: ECoR

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Bhubaneswar: The newly announced Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Sambalpur will run once a week from February next year.

The train will run as 20817/20818 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express via Sambalpur City and Jharsuguda with effect from February 10, 2018 from Bhubaneswar from February 11, 2018 from New Delhi, East Coast Railway (ECoR) said in a statement here on Sunday.

The down train will leave Bhubaneswar at 0710 hours on every Saturday and reach New Delhi at 1040 hours on Sundays.

Similarly, in the return direction, the express will leave New Delhi at 1705 hours on every Sunday and arrive at Bhubaneswar at 2035 hours on Mondays.

The new train will have stoppages at Cuttack, Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Chakradharpur, Anara, Gomoh, Koderma, Gaya, Mughalsarai and Kanpur Central between Bhubaneswar and New Delhi from both the directions.

With the introduction of Rajdhani Express via Sambalpur, it has been decided to cancel 22811/22812 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Bhadrak and Adra on every Saturdays from Bhubaneswar and on every Sundays from New Delhi, the ECoR statement stated.

Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express via Bhadrak will now run twice a week on every Wednesday & Sunday from Bhubaneswar and on every Monday and Friday from New Delhi instead of earlier three days in a week and will run as per its scheduled stoppages and timings, it added.

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