Bhubaneswar, July 8 (LocalWire): The East Coast Railway (ECoR) today said that it has suspended the halting of trains in Ganjam district after the request from the Odisha government.
The state government earlier had requested the railway department to suspend the train stoppages in Ganjam in the light of the Coronavirus threat.
“Odisha government had requested ECoR not to permit any boarding/alighting of passengers of any train in the entire Ganjam District and Balugaon till further advice with effect from July 9,” ECoR said in a statement.
It also added, “Keeping in view the above, East Coast Railway has cancelled one pair of trains and withdrawn the stoppages of some trains.
The zonal office has cancelled the Bhubaneswar-Brahmapur-Bhubaneswar Tri-weekly Special from Bhubaneswar from 8th July and from Brahmapur from 9th July.
It has meanwhile withdrawn stoppages in the district in trains like-Bhubaneswar-Mumbai CST Special at Balugaon, Chhatrapur and Brahmapur from both the directions till further advice with effect from 9th July, 2020.
Similarly, the stoppage of Howrah-Secunderabad-Howrah Special Express at Balugaon and Brahmapur has also been withdrawn with effect from 9th July, 2020 from both the directions.