Keeping in view the demands and additional rush of passengers during FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 scheduled to be held at Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13-29, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to run special train services for the convenience of passengers, especially hockey lovers.
As per ECoR sources, 02834 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Special will leave from Bhubaneswar at 2025hrs (8.25pm) on every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from Jan 14 till Jan 30, 2023.
In the return direction, 02833 Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Special will leave from Rourkela at 2325hrs (11.25pm) on every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from Jan 15 till Jan 31, 2023.
This train will have one AC-2 Tier, three AC-3 Tier, eight sleeper class, four second class seating and two guard cum luggage vans in its composition having stoppages at Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Talcher Road, Angul, Rairakhol, Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda and Rajagangpur between Bhubaneswar-Rourkela from both directions.
02836/02835 Puri-Rourkela-Puri Hockey Special will run daily from Jan 14 till Jan 31, 2023. This train will leave Puri at 0515hrs (05.15am) and will reach at Rourkela at 1245hrs (12.45pm). In the return direction, this train from Rourkela will leave at 1330hrs (01.30pm) and will reach at Puri at 2230hrs (10.30pm).
This train will have two AC-3 Tier, three sleeper class, six second class seating and two guard cum luggage and generator car in its composition having stoppages at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Naraj Marthapur, Dhenkanal, Talcher Road, Angul, Rairakhol, Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda and Rajagangpur between Puri and Rourkela.
Apart from this, 02832/02831 Bhubaneswar-Dhanbad-Bhubaneswar Special is also leaving from Bhubaneswar on every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and also leaving from Dhanbad on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays.
Similarly, Rourkela-Gunupur-Rourkela Rajyarani Express, Puri-Yog Nagari Rishikesh Kalinga Utkal Express, Puri-Hatia Tapaswini Express, Bhubaneswar-Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express, Puri-Rourkela-Puri Express trains are running daily connecting Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.
Apart from the above, services of Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express and Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Express Trains are also available between Bhubaneswar and Rourkela on weekly basis.