Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railways (ECoR) on the request of Government of Odisha has cancelled and withdrawn stoppage of all train services passing through Ganjam district from tomorrow (July 9) until further orders.
In view of the increase in the spread of COVID-19 positive cases and careful consideration of the COVID19 situation, the State Government had requested ECoR not to permit any boarding/alighting of passengers of any train in entire Ganjam district and Balugaon till further advice with effect from July 9.
Keeping in view the above, East Coast Railway has cancelled one pair of train and withdrawn the stoppages of the following trains as mentioned below, said an ECoR press communiqué.
Cancellation Of Trains: 08437/08438 Bhubaneswar-Brahmapur-Bhubaneswar Tri-weekly Special from Bhubaneswar with effect from 8th July and from Brahmapur with effect from 9th July 2020 will remain cancelled.
Stoppages Withdrawn: Stoppage of 01020/01019 Bhubaneswar-Chhatrapati Sivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Special at Balugaon, Chhatrapur & Brahmapur from both the directions have been withdrawn till further advice with effect from 9th July 2020.
Similarly, Stoppage of 02703/02704 Howrah-Secunderabad-Howrah Special Express at Balugaon and Brahmapur has also been withdrawn with effect from 9th July 2020 from both the direction.