Nor’wester causes damage to Puri-Howrah Vande Bharat Express, the train gets stranded in Jajpur

Jajpur: Puri-Howrah Vande Bharat Express (No-22896) got stranded today afternoon at around 4.30 PM as the train was partially damaged and the overhead power cables snapped due to heavy wind of Nor’wester at an over-bridge near Baitarani Road in Jajpur district.

Passengers traveling in the superfast train have come out of the locomotive and are safe. A large glass existing in front of the loco-pilot has been damaged. However, the journey had not resumed till the filing of this report.

“Overhead power cables have snapped leading to a delay in the journey. Similarly, a big tree fell on the train and caused damage to its front glass,” some passengers expressed.

It is pertinent to mention, the newly introduced train runs six days a week, except Thursday. It has stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, and Khordha Road between Howrah and Puri. The train usually halts for only two minutes at these stations.

As per schedule, the train leaves Howrah at 6.10 AM and reaches Puri at 12.35 PM. In the return direction, it departs from Puri at 1.50 PM and arrives at Howrah at 8.30 PM.

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