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Devbrat Patnaik

Gunupur: Almost 12 days after the landfall of Cyclone Titli and post floods, train services to and from Gunupur station resumed today following completion of the Naupada-Gunupur rail line repair work.

As per sources, first an empty engine and later another train was run over the repaired track on a trial basis.

Officials of the Railways stated that the train services resumed from today, i.e. October 24, 2018.

Paralakhemundi Station Master Saroj Pradhan said, "All the trains in this route are running as per the schedule except one Rajya Rani Express.”

Puri-Gunupur and Visakhapatnam-Gunupur passenger trains will run as per the schedule. Rourkela-Gunupur Rajya Rani Express will run regularly w.e.f. October 28, 2018, informed a Railway press release.

Commuters too breathed a sigh of relief as many were dependent on the passenger trains running in the route. “The train services were affected for almost 11 days which made the commuters suffer a lot. Many people went to Puri today after the services resumed.”

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