New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways today said the special train will be run from Bhubaneswar to New Delhi daily on May 13. Official sources said the special train will leave from Bhubaneswar at 10 AM. This train will be fully air-conditioned having total 17 coaches of 3A/2AC/1st AC type.
The train from New Delhi to Bhubaneswar will start from May 14, the sources added.
The special train will start from Bhubaneswar Railway Station from Platform 1 Master Canteen side.
The train will have stoppages at Balasore, Hijli (Kharagpur), Tata, Bokaro Steel City, Gaya, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction, and Kanpur Central between Bhubaneswar and New Delhi.
Worth mentioning, a total of 15 pairs of special trains will be run from New Delhi from May 12.
Tickets will be given only through IRCTC website. Only advance tickets up to seven days will be given in IRCTC website. No Waitlisted/RAC tickets will be given. Only confirmed tickets will be given, the sources added.
Cancellation of tickets will be permitted online only up to 24 hrs of scheduled departure of the train. 50% cancellation charges will be applicable.
Only limited variety of eatables and packaged drinking water will be available on payment inside train. Passengers are advised to carry their own food.
Bedroll linen will not be provided. It is suggested that, passengers may bring their own bed-sheets for convenience.
The official source said passengers are requested to arrive at Platform 1 from Master Canteen Side at least 90 minutes before departure of the train.
Passengers with confirmed tickets only will be allowed into the Platform. All passengers will have to clear medical screening before being allowed to board the train. Only asymptomatic passengers shall be permitted to travel.
All passengers are advised to carry their own face cover/hand sanitizers/soaps for hygiene.
The Railways also asked passengers to carry less luggage as attendants/porter facilities may not be available.
It further said on arrival at Delhi/Bhubaneswar, passengers will have to adhere to local State Government health protocols as applicable to such passengers.