Bhubaneswar: Following withdrawal of the COVID-19 lockdown in phases, the Ministry of Railways has decided to run two more special trains towards New Delhi from Odisha capital.
Two trains — Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Weekly via Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda & Rourkela and Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Weekly Duronto via Balasore & Adra — are scheduled to run from October 17 and 21 respectively.
As per the schedule, the train 02813 Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Weekly Special via Angul-Sambalpur City-Jharsuguda-Rourkela will leave from Bhubaneswar at 12.45 pm on Saturdays with effect from October 17 and will reach at Anand Vihar in New Delhi on the following days at 8.50 pm.
In the return direction, 02814 Anand Vihar-Bhubaneswar Weekly Special will leave from Anand Vihar at 7.5 am on Mondays with effect from October 19 and will arrive at Bhubaneswar Railway Station at 4.15 pm on the next day.
The train has One First AC, One Ac-2 Tier, Five AC-3 Tier, Eight Sleeper Class, Two Guard cum luggage Vans in its composition and it will have stoppages at Dhenkanal, Talcher Road,Angul, Rairakhol, Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Chakradharpur, Muri,Bokaro Steel City, Chandrapura, NSC Gomo, Koderma, Gaya, Pt. DD Upadhyay Jn., Prayagraj andKanpur Central between Bhubaneswar and Anand Vihar from both the directions, the ECoR said in a release.
Similarly, 02209 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Weekly Duronto Special via Balasore & Adra will leave from Bhubaneswar at 7.40 am on Wednesdays with effect from October 21 and will reach at New Delhi on the following days at 6.25 am. In the return direction, 02210 New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Weekly Duronto Special will leave from New Delhi at 12.55 pm on Thursdays with effect from October 22 and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 11.15 am on next days.
The special train has One First AC, One Ac-2 Tier, Five AC-3 Tier, Eight Sleeper Class, Two Guard cum luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Balasore, Adra, Pt. DDUpadhyay Jn. and Kanpur Central between Bhubaneswar and New Delhi from both the directions.