Baripada: Fulfilling the long-standing demand of commuters, the South Eastern Railway has launched special train services from Baripada of Mayurbhanj district to Puri.
Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs Bishweswar Tudu flagged off the train yesterday.
As per the schedule, the train will leave Bhanjapur at 11.50 pm every Thursday and arrive at Puri railway station at 7 am the next day. On return direction, the train will depart from Puri at 11.50 pm every Friday and reach Baripada at 7 am every Saturday.
The train will have stoppages at Baripada, Betnoti, Rupsa, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Road, Naraj Marthapur, Bhubaneswar and Khorda Road.
Inaugurating the train services, the Union Minister said the Railways is considering an extension of the train service on a daily basis in the coming days.