Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Railways has decided to extend the service of Puri-Habibganj (Bhopal)-Puri Special Train up to September 25 with a view to clearing additional rush of passengers.
01661 Habibganj-Puri Special Train leaves Habibganj on every Tuesday at 7.20am and arrives at Puri at 10 am on every Wednesday. Similarly, 01662 Puri-Habibganj Special Train leaves Puri on every Wednesday at 3 pm and reaches at Habibganj at 3.25pm on every Thursday.
This train is running on diverted route via Vidisha, Bina, Sagour, Damoh and Katni Murwara from both the directions up to August 28 due to safety-related modernisation work at Jabalpur.
Railway officials said that the train will run on its original path via Hosangabad, Itarshi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur and Katni South from both the directions from September 3.