Bhubaneswar: In order to ensure more convenience for the passengers, the Ministry of Railways recently allowed booking of unreserved tickets (UTS) for travelling in some limited trains.
Following the directive, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) allowed train journey for passenger through UTS tickets.
Now, UTS tickets are available in 08428/08427 Puri-Angul-Puri Special and 08456/08455 Khurda Road-Kendujhargarh- Khurda Road Special trains in Khurda Road Divisions,
Apart from this, 08521/08522 Gunupur-Visakhapatnam-Gunupur Special, 08527/08528 Raipur-Visakhapatnam-Raipur Special, 08263/08264 Titilagarh-Bilaspur-Titilagarh Special and 07265/07266 Kakinada-Visakhapatnam-Kakinada Special trains have also been allowed for travelling through UTS Tickets.
These apart, UTS Tickets will also be provided for train journey in Khurda Road-Puri-Khurda Road Passenger Special and Kharagpur-Bhadrak-Kharagpur Specials after its resumption shortly.
As per the SOP, fully waiting list tickets are not being permitted to travel by train and enter into the stations. The Unreserved Tickets (UTS) are now being permitted for travel in these trains only on which such unreserved journey has been permitted.
In a statement, the East Coast Railway appealed passengers to follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour during train journey and at the stations.