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Somatirtha Purohit

Anticipating a huge rush of devotees, the Ministry of Railways has planned to run 205 special trains to and from Puri during Rath Yatra this year for smooth travel and convenience of the pilgrims. 

As Gundicha Yatra has already been over, special trains will run for Sandhya Darshan, Bahuda Yatra and Suna besha. Keeping in view a rush of devotees, railways has also planned to run more special trains on the day after Suna besha.

For the convenience of passengers, East Coast Railway has taken necessary steps to provide reserved class accommodation in some special trains in long-distance trains.

List and Schedule

02891/02810 Bhubaneswar-Puri- Bhubaneswar daily Rath Yatra Special will leave from Bhubaneswar at 1005hrs and in return will leave Puri at 1510hrs between July 1-July 11.

Three pairs of daily trains will ply between Khurda Road & Puri and two pairs daily train between Mahipur & Puri will run from July 2- July 7. These apart, additional special trains are being planned to run during the period in view of the demands from the passengers/devotees.

On Sandhya darshan, i.e. on July 8; seven pairs (three pairs from Mahipur and four pairs from Khurda Road) of special trains will run towards Puri and vice versa.

Apart from this, 08933/08934 Visakhapatnam-Puri-Visakhapatnam special will leave Visakhapatnam at 1430hrs on July 8 towards Puri. In the return direction, this train will leave Puri at 2025hrs on July 9 towards Visakhapatnam.

08937/08938 Junagarh Road-Puri-Junagarh Road Special will leave Junagarh Road at 1100hrs on July 8 towards Puri. In the return direction, this train will leave Puri at 1900hrs on July 9 towards Junagarh Road. 

08945/08946 Sambalpur-Puri- Sambalpur special will leave Sambalpur at 2130hrs on July 8 towards Puri. In the return direction, this train will leave Puri at 2315hrs on July 9 towards Sambalpur. 

08941/08942 Gunupur-Puri-Gunupur special will leave Gunupur at 0315hrs on July 9 towards Puri. In the return direction, this train will leave Puri at 2040hrs on July 9 towards Gunupur.

On Bahuda Yatra, i.e. on July 9; 10 pairs of special trains from Paradeep, Mahipur, Cuttack, Brahmapur, Bhadrak, Khurda Road, Keonjhargarh will run towards Puri and vice versa.

On Sunabesha day, i.e. on July 10; 11 pairs of special trains from Paradeep, Mahipur, Cuttack, Brahmapur, Bhadrak, Khurda Road, Keonjhargarh will run towards Puri and vice versa.

08971/08972 Junagarh Road-Puri-Junagarh Road special will leave Junagarh Road at 0530hrs on July 10 towards Puri.In the return direction, this train will leave Puri at 0015hrs on July 11 (midnight on 10th) towards Junagarh Road.

08957/08958 Gunupur-Puri-Gunupur special will leave Gunupur at 0430hrs on July 10 towards Puri. In the return direction, this train will leave Puri at 2000hrs on July 10 towards Gunupur.

08979/08980 Sambalpur-Puri- Sambalpur special will leave Sambalpur at 0800hrs on July 10 towards Puri. In the return direction, this train will leave Puri at 0200hrs on July 11 towards Sambalpur.

08975/08976 Visakhapatnam-Puri-Visakhapatnam special will leave Visakhapatnam at 0630hrs on July 10 towards Puri. In the return direction, this train will leave Puri at 0100hrs on July 11 towards Visakhapatnam.

On day after Sunabesha, i.e. on July 11; six special trains will leave Puri towards Gunupur, Rayagada, Bhadrak, Visakhapatnam, Kendujhargarh and Mahipur and one Special Train will run from Keonjhargarh to Puri. 08983 Puri-Sambalpur special will leave Puri at 1200hrs on July 11 towards Sambalpur.

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