Trial run of Puri-Rourkela Vande Bharat Express train tomorrow; check complete schedule

Bhubaneswar: As the second Vande Bharat Express train for Odisha is likely to be flagged off by September end, the trial run between Puri and Rourkela is scheduled to be conducted tomorrow (September 20).

As per the trial run schedule fixed by Indian Railways, The 20836 Puri-Rourkela Vande Bharat Express train will start at 5 am on September 20 from Puri Railway Station and will reach Rourkela at 12.45 pm. In the return direction, the semi-high-speed train will depart Rourkela at 2.10 pm and will arrive at 9.40 pm at Puri.

The train will have 10 stoppages: Puri, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul, Kerejanga, Sambalpur city, Jharsuguda and Rourkela. The train will cover 505 km distance in just 7.45 hours at an average speed of 63.33 kmph-65.16 kmph.

As per the schedule, the train will reach Khurda Road at 5.42 am, Bhubaneswar at 6.04 am, Cuttack at 6.34 am, Dhenkanal at 7.24 am, Angul at 8.14 am, Sambalpur city at 10.18 am, Jharsuguda at 11.23 am and Rourkela at 12.45 pm on the day of its trial run. The train will leave Rourkela at 2.10 pm and reach Jharsuguda at 3.23 pm, Sambalpur city at 4.03 pm, Angul at 6.14 pm, Dhenkanal at 6.54 pm, Cuttack at 7.42 pm, Bhubaneswar at 8.15 pm, Khurda Road at 8.37 pm and Puri at 9.40 pm.

The train will run six days a week except Saturday.

On September 12, the first trial run of the train was conducted from Puri to Talcher. It had started at 9.30 am from Puri and reached Talcher at 12.45 pm. The train departed Talcher Road at 1.05 pm and arrived at 5.20 pm at Puri Railway Station.

Read: 2nd Vande Bharat Express for Odisha: Trial run conducted from Puri to Talcher today

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