East Coast Railway Announces Extension Of Three Trains

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Sunday announced the extension of terminating stations for three trains in the state. The decision was taken in view of the increasing number of passengers and to monitor excessive rush in trains.

As per a notification issued by ECoR, train number 58526/58525 Visakhapatnam-Palasa-Visakhapatnam Passenger has been extended up to Brahmapur Railway Station. The train will now have stoppages at Sumadevi, Mandasa Road, Baruva, Sompeta, Jhadupudi, Ichhapuram, Surla Road and Golanthara between Palasa and Brahmapur stations. The Up train will depart from Brahmapur Railway Station at 07.00 am and reach Visakhapatnam at 02.50 pm. The down train will leave Visakhapatnam at 11.40 am and reach Brahmapur at 07.00 pm. The timings and stoppages for the train between Visakhapatnam and Palasa will remain unchanged.

Similarly, 68433/68434 Cuttack-Brahmapur-Cuttack MEMU has been extended up to Ichhapuram Railway Station in Andhra Pradesh wef March 3. The train will now run as Cuttack-Ichhapuram-Cuttack MEMU Fast Passenger with stoppages at Golanthara and Surla between Brahmapur & Ichhapuram. The Up train will leave Ichhapuram at 6.45 am and reach Cuttack at 11.15 am. Similarly, the down train will leave Cuttack at 5.30 pm and reach Ichchapuram at 10:00 pm. The timings and stoppages for the train between Cuttack and Berhampur will remain unchanged.

Lastly, train number 18107/18108 Rourkela-Koraput-Rourkela Express has been extended up to Jagadalpur Railway Station. This train will run as Rourkela-Jagadalpur-Rourkela Express with stoppages at Jeypore and Kotpar Road between Koraput and Jagadalpur. The up train will leave Koraput at 08.25 am and reach Jagadalpur at 11.30 am. In the return direction, the train will depart from Jagadalpur at 1.00 pm and reach Rourkela at 06.15 pm. The timings and stoppages of the train between Rourkela and Koraput from both the directions will remain unchanged.

Besides, the East Coast Railway has also announced additional stoppage of two Express trains at Naraj Marthapur Railway Station. The 18421/18422 Puri-Ajmer-Puri Express from Puri on Feb 28 and from Ajmer on Feb 26 will have stoppage at Naraj Marthapur Railway Station. The train from Puri will arrive at Naraj Marthapur at 12.40 am and depart at 12.41 am towards Ajmer. The down train from Ajmer will arrive at Naraj Marthapur Station at 4.01 pm and depart at 4.02 pm towards Puri.

Similarly, the 18507/18508 Visakhapatnam-Amritsar-Visakhapatnam Hirakud Express from Visakhapatnam on March 1 and from Amritsar on Feb 27 will have stoppage at Naraj Marthapur. The up train from Visakhapatnam will arrive at Naraj Marthapur at 7.31 am and will depart at 7.32 am towards Amritsar. Similarly, the down train from Amritsar will arrive at Naraj Marthapur Station at 3.13 pm and depart at 3.14 pm towards Visakhapatnam.

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