Bhubaneswar, Nov 7 (LocalWire): Keeping in view the increased footfall during the festive season, East Coast Railway is providing special trains towards different destinations to make the journey of passengers’ hassle-free.
East Coast Railway has decided to run an Amritsar-bound special train for the pilgrims in view of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
Puri-Amritsar-Puri special train will leave Puri at 2335 hrs on 9 November and will reach Amritsar on 11 November.
During the return, the train will leave Amritsar at 2345hrs on 12 November (Tuesday) and will arrive in Puri at 2230hrs on Thursday.
Services of 01661/01662 Habibganj-Puri-Habibganj (Bhopal) special train will now be extended up to November last week.
This train will leave Habibganj at 0720hrs every Tuesday and arrive in Puri at 1000 hrs every Wednesday. It leaves Puri at 1500hrs every Wednesday and reaches Habibganj at 1525hrs every Thursday.
82843/82844 Bhubaneswar-Bangalore-Bhubaneswar special train will leave Bhubaneswar at 2305hrs every Monday between 4-25 November and will reach Bangalore at 2355hrs the following day.
It will leave Bangalore at 0540hrs every Wednesday from 6-27 November and arrive in Bhubaneswar at 0730hrs on the next day.
Passengers who are planning to travel during this peak season can avail the facility of these special trains to make their journey comfortable by getting confirmed berths.
A special weekly express train is running between Puri and Howrah (Santragachi). Another weekly special express train is running between Shalimar-Puri-Santragachi. Both the special train services will continue till 28 December.
For south India-bound passengers, one weekly AC special express and one bi-weekly special express train are being run on Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad route.
Similarly, one special train is running between Visakhapatnam and Secunderabad for the benefit of the waitlisted passengers.
For the Western Odisha-bound passengers, one weekly special express train is running between Sambalpur and Bangalore (Banaswadi).
Keeping in view the demand between Visakhapatnam and Tirupaty, one weekly special train is serving the passengers.
One special train is also running between Srikakulam Road-Kacheguda-Tirupati.
East Coast Railway is also running a daily special train between Visakhapatnam and Araku for nature-loving tourists. Services of the above trains will be available till December.
People planning to travel towards northern India from ECoR’s jurisdiction can plan their journey comfortably by getting confirmed berths in Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Terminal weekly suvidha special train.
Similarly, passengers from Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar travelling to Allahabad can avail the weekly Suvidha special express train running via Cuttack and Bhadrak.
In addition to the above, waitlisted passengers in ECoR’s jurisdiction can avail the facility of special trains running between Santragachi and Chennai, Kacheguda and Tata to make their journey comfortable.