Bhubaneswar: After the Odisha Government issued guidelines of Unlock-1 following completion lockdown on May 31, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to run five intra-state special trains starting June 8.
The trains will run five days a week baring the weekend till June 30.
The 5 special trains are:
1) Bhubaneswar-Balangir-Bhubaneswar Special
The train will leave Bhubaneswar at 6.30 am and from Balangir at 2.45 pm.
Stoppages: Mancheswar, Naraj Marthapur, Dhenkanal, Meramandali, Talcher Road, Angul, Boinda, Rairakhol, Sambalpur Road, Sambalpur, Hirakud, Bargarh Road, Barapali, and Loisinga between Bhubaneswar and Balangir from both the directions.
2) Bhubaneswar- Bhadrak- Bhubaneswar Special
The train will depart from Bhubaneswar at 6 pm between June 8 to June 30 and from Bhadrak at 7.30 am between June 9 and July 1.
Stoppages: Cuttack and Jajpur Keonjhar Road between Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak from both the directions.
3) Bhubaneswar- Bramhapur- Bhubaneswar Special
The train will leave Bhubaneswar at 5.30 pm between June 8 and June 30 and from Brahmapur at 7 am between June 9 and July 1.
Stoppages: Khurda Road, Nirakarpur, Bhusandpur, Kalupadaghat, Balugaon, Khalikot, Ganjam and Chhatrapur between Bhubaneswar and Brahmapur from both the directions.
4) Sambalpur-Khurda Road- Sambalpur Special
The train will depart from Sambalpur at 4 pm and from Khurda Road at 4.55 pm
Stoppages: Sambalpur Road, Jujumura, Rairakhol, Bamur, Boinda, Jarapada, Angul, Talcher Road, Meramandali, Dhenkanal, Naraj Marthapur, Mancheswar & Bhubaneswar between Sambalpur and Khurda Road from both the directions.
5) Bhubaneswar- Koraput- Bhubaneswar Special via Angul-Sambalpur-Rayagada (Tri- weekly)
The train will leave Bhubaneswar at 6.30 pm between June 8 to June 29 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from Koraput at 5.30 pm between June 9 and June 30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Stoppages: Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Meramandali, Talcher Road, Angul, Boinda, Rairakhol, Sambalpur, Hirakud, Bargarh Road, Barapali, Dungripalli, Loisinga, Balangir, Badmal, Titilagarh, Kesinga, Muniguda, Theruvali, Rayagada, Tikiri, Laxmipur, Kakiriguma, Baiguda, and Damanjodi between Bhubaneswar and Koraput from both the directions.
The ECoR said tickets will be available on Reservation Counters and also IRCTC website and only confirmed ticket holders will be allowed to board train. Other special trains running from New Delhi to Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar to Mumbai, Bhubaneswar to Howrah, etc will continue to run as notified earlier.