19 Pairs Of Special Trains To Ply In ECoR Jurisdiction For Puja Holiday

Bhubaneswar: With a view to clearing additional rush of passengers during puja holidays, Ministry of Railways is running special trains towards different destinations of the country from and through East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction and also augmented additional coaches in regular trains by creating additional berths.

These trains are Puri-Santragachhi (Howrah)-Puri, Santragachhi-Chennai-Santragachhi(Howrah), Shalimar-Puri-Santragachhi(Howrah), Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad- Secunderabad Weekly, Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad- Secunderabad bi-weekly, Sambalpur-Banaswadi(Bangalore)-Sambalpur, Sealdah-Puri-Sealdah(Kolkata), Habibganj-Puri-Habibganj (Bhopal), Bhanjapur-Puri-Bhanjapur (Baripada), Secunderabad-Guwahati-Secunderabad, Kacheguda-Tata-Kacheguda(Secunderabad), Chennai-Guwahati, Chennai-Santragachhi, Puduchery-Santragachhi, Visakhapatnam-Araku-Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam-Tirupati-Visakhapatnam, Kacheguda-Srikakulam-Kacheguda(Secunderabad), Kacheguda-Srikakulam-Tirupati, Special.

These apart, a number of special trains have been planned to ply between different destinations of the country through ECoR jurisdiction during this puja season and will also create more berths from ECoR.

Si 40 (20 pairs) important regular trains have been augmented with additional coaches during the period by creating additional berths also. These include Bhubaneswar-Bangalore-Bhubaneswar Prashanti Express, Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express Trains, Howrah bound Janshatabdi & Dhauli Express, Bhubaneswar-Puducherry Express, Bokaro bound Garib Rath Express, Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express, Puri-Durg, Puri-Hatia Tapaswini Express, Patna bound Baidyanathdham Express Howrah bound weekly express trains from Puri and Sambalpur. Similarly, regular trains originating from Visakhapatnam like Visakhapatnam-LTT, AP AC Express and Secunderabad, Kollam, Gandhidham & Sainagar Shirdi bound trains from Visakhapatnam have also been augmented with additional coaches during the puja rush.

Some of the trains have been augmented with AC-3 tier coach and some have with Sleeper Class and Second Class Seating Coaches. The Passenger Profile Management Cell of ECoR is continuously monitoring the waiting list positions of the trains to provide facilities of additional berths and coaches to clear waitlist passengers during this peak time and trying to facilitate with a comfortable journey.

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