Railways to augment special trains to Puri for Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide easy journey for devotees of Lord Jagannath to attend the Nabakalebar Rath Yatra, the East Coast Railways has decided to run special trains to Puri on July 18.

The special trains would also be available on Baduda (return car festival on July 26) and on Suna Bhesa (Lord’s golden attire on chariots) on July 27,” ECoR spokesman Nihar Ranjan Mishra said.

Bhawanipatna-Puri-Bhawanipatna Via Angul, a special train will run from Bhawanipatna at 11 AM on July 17 to Puri.

In Return direction, this train would leave Puri at 00.45 hrs on July 19 and would arrive at Bhawanipatna at 2.30 PM on the same day.

Bhawanipatna-Puri-Sambalpur Via Angul will also run on the Bahuda Yatra. The special train would leave Bhawanipatna at 11 AM on July 25 and would arrive at Puri at 3.40 AM next day. In return direction this train would run from Puri to Sambalpur and would leave Puri on July 26 at 6.45 PM, arriving at Sambalpur on July 27 at 5.30 AM.

The Sambalpur-Puri-Bhawanipatna Via Angul train would also run on Sunavesha day (July 27) and leave Sambalpur on July 27 at 6.30 AM and reach Puri on the same day at 4 PM.