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Berhampur: The The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Friday began the operation of Odisha’s first Mainline Electric Multiple Units (MEMU) train between Berhampur and Cuttack.
The MEMU train was flagged off from here at 7.30 AM and reached Cuttack at 11.30 AM.
The train will run six days a week from Monday to Saturday as per schedule of Berhampur -Cuttack- Berhampur Passenger, said an ECoR official.
The train number has been changed to 68434/68433 Berhampur-Cuttack-Berhampur MEMU instead of 58434/58433 Berhampur-Cuttack-Berhampur Passenger.
On Saturday, the train will run as Berhampur-Khurda Road MEMU Special from Berhampur to Khurda Road at 9.30 PM. On Sunday, it will run as Khurda Road-Berhampur MEMU Special from Khurda Road to Cuttack at 11.45 PM.
“As the world famous Rath Yatra is approaching, the introduction of the MEMU train is indeed good news for the commuters”, said a passenger who boarded in the train.