Bhubaneswar: Witnessing the high number of ticket bookings during this festive season in regular trains and getting long waitlist position, East Coast Railway (ECoR) is providing Special Trains towards different destinations of the country to make the journey of passengers’ hassle free including special train between Puri and Amritsar.
In view of continuous rush towards different destinations and demands from general public to run special train towards Amritsar for 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, ECoR has decided to run Special train for the pilgrims who are supposed to visit Amritsar.
Puri-Amritsar-Puri Special Train (08427/08428) will leave Puri at 11.35 PM on 9th November, 2019 (Saturday) and will reach at Amritsar at 11.30 PM on Monday. In the return direction, this train will leave Amritsar at 11.45 PM on 12th November, 2019 (Tuesday) and will arrive at Puri at 10.30 PM on Thursday.
The services of 01661/01662 Habibganj-Puri-Habibganj (Bhopal) Special Train will now be extended up to November last week. This train is leaving Habibganj at 07.20 AM on every Tuesday and arriving at Puri at 10.00 AM on every Wednesday. In the return direction, this train is leaving Puri at 3.00 PM on every Wednesday and reaching at Habibganj at 3.25 PM on every Thursday.
Bhubaneswar-Bangalore-Bhubaneswar Special Train (82843/82844) will leave Bhubaneswar at 11.05 PM on every Monday between 4th and 25th November, 2019 and will reach at Bangalore at 11.55 PM on the following days. In the return direction, this train will leave Bangalore at 05.40 AM on every Wednesday between 6th and 27th November, 2019 and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 07.30 AM on the next days.
Passengers who are planning to travel during this peak season can avail facility of Special trains to make their journey comfortable by getting confirmed berths. A special weekly express train is running between Puri and Howrah (Santragachi). Another Weekly Special Express train is running between Shalimar-Puri-Santragachi. Both the special train services will continue till 28th December, 2019.
Special trains towards Southern India from ECoR Jurisdiction:
For South India bound passengers, one Weekly AC Special Express and one Bi-weekly Special Express trains are being run on Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad route. Similarly one special train is running between Visakhapatnam and Secunderabad for the benefit of the waitlisted passengers. For the Western Odisha bound passengers, one Weekly Special Express train is running between Sambalpur and Bangalore (Banaswadi).
Keeping in view the demand between Visakhapatnam and Tirupaty, one weekly special train is serving the passengers. One special train is also running between Srikakulam Road-Kacheguda-Tirupati. East Coast Railway is also running a Daily special train between Visakhapatnam and Araku for the nature loving tourists. Services of the above trains will be available till December 2019.
Special trains towards Northern India from ECoR Jurisdiction:
People planning to travel towards Northern India from ECoR’s jurisdiction can plan their journey comfortably by getting confirmed berths in Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Terminal Weekly Suvidha Special train. Similarly passengers from Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar travelling to Allahabad can avail the Weekly Suvidha Special Express train facility running via Cuttack & Bhadrak.
In addition to the above, waitlisted passengers over ECoR’s jurisdiction can avail the facility of Special trains being run between Santragachi and Chennai, Kacheguda and Tata, etc. to make their journey comfortable.
Berths Available – How to look for Special Trains:
If, passengers are getting wait list status in regular trains during this season, they may book Train tickets in Special trains running from and through East Coast Railway jurisdiction. The Special Train Number starts with “0” (zero) or with “8” and passengers can easily find it from National Train Enquiry System (NTES) for online Ticket or may ask at the PRS inquiry Counter for Counter Tickets.
Berths are available in Special Trains. During this Puja season, ECoR has created about 5 lakhs additional berths by running of Special Trains and by augmenting additional coaches in regular trains. Passengers may book their tickets online by following IRCTC website or book ticket through Mobile App or may book tickets from PRS Counters.
ECoR has also notified about the running of Special Trains, recently. Passengers may also find about the Special trains from ECoR Facebook page @EASTCOASTRailway and by following Twitter Account @eastcoastrail.