Bhubaneswar: In view of increasing number of passengers, the Railways authorities decided to run two special trains between Odisha’s pilgrim town Puri and Jodhpur and Ajmer — two prominent cities in Rajasthan — from next week, informed the East Coast Railway (ECoR) today.
While Puri-Jodhpur-Puri Special (02093/02094) train will leave Puri on every Wednesday at 4.05 pm with effect from January 20, the departure timing of the train from Jodhpur will be 2.15 pm on every Saturday with effect from January 23.
The weekly train will have stoppages at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Talcher Road, Angul, Rairakhol, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda Road in ECoR jurisdiction and at important stations in the route including Raigarh, Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Gondia, Nagpur, Itarshi, Habibganj, Bhopal, Ujjain, Jaipur between Puri and Jodhpur from both the directions.
Similarly, Puri-Ajmer-Puri Special (02037/02038) train from Puri will leave on every Monday and Thursday at 11.05 pm with effect from January 21 and from Ajmer on every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.50 pm with effect from January 26 till further advice.
The bi-weekly train will stop at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Dhenkanal, Angul, Rairakhol, Sambalpur, Bargarh Road, Balangir, Titilagarh, Kantabanji, Khariar Road, Mahasamund in ECoR jurisdiction and at important stations in the route including Raipur, Durg, Gondia, Nagpur, Wardha, Bhusaval, Jalgaon, Surat, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Sabarmati, Abu Road between Puri and Ajmer from both the directions.