Now passengers in Odisha can avail Rajdhani like coach facilities inside trains originating from the East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction.
As per official sources, the ECoR has decided to provide Rajdhani Coach like facilities in three trains originating from its jurisdiction.
Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw, during his recent Odisha visit, had flagged off Bhubaneswar-KSR Bengaluru Prashanti Special with Rajdhani Express like coach facilities.
Vaishnaw further said such facility will be available in two more trains- Bhubaneswar–New Delhi–Bhubaneswar Duronto Express and Bhubaneswar – Anand Vihar (Delhi) – Bhubaneswar Super Fast Express via Angul-Jharsuguda-Rourkela within a few days.
Till now, 49 trains originating from ECoR jurisdiction have Rajdhani train like coach facilities by augmenting modern LHB Coaches.
In a release, the ECoR said, “This facility in the above trains has been provided by augmenting modern LHB coaches. These coaches are fire retardant, low maintenance, higher passenger carrying capacity having safer & comfortable journey experience.”
The regular service of 18463/18464 Bhubaneswar – KSR Bengaluru City – Bhubaneswar Prashanti Express with LHB coaches was commenced w.e.f. July 5 from Bhubaneswar and w.e.f. July 6 KSR Bengaluru city.
12281/12282 Bhubaneswar – New Delhi – Bhubaneswar Duronto Express will run with LHB coach facilities w.e.f. July 13 from Bhubaneswar and w.e.f. July 14 from New Delhi.
Similarly, 22805/22806 Bhubaneswar – Anand Vihar (Delhi) – Bhubaneswar Super Fast Express via Angul-Jharsuguda-Rourkela will run with LHB coach facilities w.e.f. July 16 from Bhubaneswar and w.e.f. July 18 from Anand Vihar.
LHB coach facility in more ECoR trains like 22869/22870 Visakhapatnam-Chennai-Visakhapatnam Express will commence from Visakhapatnam w.e.f. 11th July and from Chennai w.e.f. 12th July, 2022. This facility will also be available in 18503/18504 Visakhapatnam-Sai Nagar Shirdi-Visakhapatnam Express w.e.f. July 7 from Visakhapatnam and w.e.f. July 82022 from Sai Nagar Shirdi.