Railway announces 184 special trains to Puri for Rath Yatra

Bhubaneswar: In view of the upcoming Rath Yatra in Odisha, Indian Railways’ East Coast Railway (ECoR) has planned to facilitate pilgrims with as many as 184 Special trains leaving from its jurisdiction towards Puri and vice-versa, apart from the Special trains from neighbouring States during the period.

Special Trains for Gundicha Yatra (14.07.2018)

A total of 14 Special trains will run towards Puri for Gundicha Yatra – one each from Visakhapatnam, Kharagpur, Shalimar and Junagarh Road on July 13, 2018 from the originating Stations to Puri.

10 Special trains includes one each from Bangiriposi, Kendujhargarh, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Paradeep, Brahmapur,  Palasa and three from Khurda Road which will run towards Puri on July 14, 2018.

In the return directions, 14 Special trains will leave from Puri which includes one each towards Visakhapatnam, Kharagpur, Shalimar, Junagarh Road, Bangiriposi, Kendujhargarh, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Paradeep, Brahmapur,  Palasa and three towards Khurda Road on Gundicha Yatra day.

Special Trains from July 15 to 20, 2018

24 Special trains will run to and from Puri between July 15 and July 20, 2018. One pair of special will run between Bangiriposi and Puri during the period. Three Special trains from Khurda Road will run towards Puri; twos to Khurda Road and one to Bhubaneswar during the period.

Special Train for Sandhya Darshan (21.07.2018)

08 Special Train will run for Sandhyadarshan on July 21, 2018. One pair of special will run between Bangiriposi and Puri and three pairs of Special trains between Khurda Road and Puri from both the directions.

Special Trains for Bahuda Yatra (22.07.2018)

13 Special trains will run towards Puri for Bahuda Yatra- one each from Visakhapatnam, Shalimar and Junagarh Road will leave on July 21, 2018 from the originating Stations to Puri. 10 Special trains includes one each from Bangiriposi, Kendujhargarh, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Paradeep, Brahmapur,  Palasa and three from Khurda Road towards Puri on July 22, 2018.

In the return directions, 13 Special trains will leave from Puri which includes one each towards Visakhapatnam, Shalimar, Sambalpur, Bangiriposi, Kendujhargarh, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Paradeep, Brahmapur, Palasa and three towards Khurda Road on Gundicha Yatra day.

Special Trains for Sunavesha (23.07.2018)

13 Special trains will run towards Puri for Sunavesha. One Special from Shalimar will leave on July 22, 2018 towards Puri. 12 Special trains includes one each from Sambalpur, Bangiriposi, Kendujhargarh, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Paradeep, Brahmapur,  Palasa, Visakhapatnam and three from Khurda Road will run towards Puri on July 23, 2018.

In the return directions, 13 Special trains will leave from Puri includes one each towards Visakhapatnam, Shalimar, Junagarh Road, Bangiriposi, Kendujhargarh, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Paradeep, Brahmapur,  Palasa and three towards Khurda Road on Sunavesha day.

Moreover, three pairs of Special trains will run between Khurda Road and Nayagarh Town from both the directions on Yatra days like Gundicha on 14th, Sandhya Darshan on 21st, Bahuda on 22nd and Sunavesha on 23rd July, 2018.

Similarly, two pairs of Special trains between Khurda Road and Nayagarh Town from both the directions will run between July 15 and 20, 2018.

Services of 12891/12892 Bangiriposi-Bhubaneswar-Bangiriposi Express will be extended to Puri from July 14 to 23, 2018 having stoppages at Khurda Road and Sakhigopal; and 58426/58425 Kendujhargarh-Bhubaneswar-Kendujhargarh passenger will be extended to Puri during the period and will be utilised as Special trains.

To provide facilities to the pilgrims and adjustment to run Special trains, it has been decided to cancel 68434/68433 Brahmapur-Cuttack-Brahmapur MEMU, 58420/58419 Palasa-Bhubaneswar-Palasa, 58411/58412 Bhubaneswar-Brahmapur-Bhubaneswar and 58425/58426 Bhubaneswar-Kendujhargarh-Bhubaneswar passenger on July 14 and 22, 2018.

Similarly, 58420/58419 Palasa-Bhubaneswar-Palasa, 58411/58412 Bhubaneswar-Brahmapur-Bhubaneswar and 58425/58426 Bhubaneswar-Kendujhargarh-Bhubaneswar passenger on July 23, 2018 will remain cancelled for adjustment to run Special trains towards Puri.

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