Pradeep Singh

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has cancelled three passenger trains in Odisha due to low footfall. All the three trains are intra-state specials that had resumed services from June 8.

The three trains that have been cancelled are Sambalpur-Khurda Road-Sambalpur Tri-weekly Special, Bhubaneswar-Bhadrak-Bhubaneswar Tri-weekly Special and Bhubaneswar-Brahmapur-Bhubaneswar Tri-weekly Special Train.

ECoR released a statement on Tuesday informing the same and said that in view of demands from the public for urgent movement within the State and to carry stranded passengers who were unable to reach their home during the lockdown, it had introduced intra-state special train services from June 8 to June 30.

Later, the services of these trains were extended from July 1 to July 31. However, after reviewing the passenger profile management and amid the current spike in COVID-19 positive cases, it was seen that the said three trains are running with extremely poor patronisation, said ECoR.

"In view of this, it has been decided to cancel the services of these three trains," the ECoR release read.

Details of the Cancelled Trains:

08303/08304 Sambalpur-Khurda Road-Sambalpur Tri-weekly Special Train from both the directions w.e.f. 10th July 2020 will remain cancelled.

08492/08491 Bhubaneswar-Bhadrak-Bhubaneswar Tri-weekly Special from Bhubaneswar w.e.f. 13th July and from Bhadrak w.e.f. 14th July 2020 will remain cancelled.

08437/08438 Bhubaneswar-Brahmapur-Bhubaneswar Tri-weekly Special from Bhubaneswar w.e.f. 13th July and from Brahmapur w.e.f. 14th July 2020 will remain cancelled.

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