Bhubaneswar: Witnessing the high number of ticket bookings during this festive season in regular trains and getting long waitlist position, East Coast Railway is providing Special Trains towards different destinations of the country to make the journey of passengers’ hasslefree including special train between Puri and Amritsar.
Now, in view of the continuous rush towards different destinations and demands from General public to run special train towards Amritsar for 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, East Coast Railway has decided to run Special train for the pilgrims who are supposed to visit Amritsar.
08427/08428 Puri-Amritsar-Puri Special Train will leave Puri at 2335hrs on 9th November, 2019 (Saturday) and will reach at Amritsar at 2330hrs on Monday. In the return direction, this train will leave Amritsar at 2345hrs on 12th November, 2019 (Tuesday) and will arrive at Puri at 2230hrs on Thursday.
Other Special Trains towards different destinations are-
PURI-HABIBGANJ (BHOPAL) SPECIAL TRAIN: Services of 01661/01662 Habibganj-Puri-Habibganj (Bhopal) Special Train train now running will be extended up to November last week. This train is leaving Habibganj at 0720hrs on every Tuesday and arriving at Puri at 1000hrs on every Wednesdays. In the return direction, this train is leaving Puri at 1500hrs on every Wednesday and reaching at Habibganj at 1525hrs on every Thursdays.
BHUBANESWAR-BANGALORE SUVIDHA SPECIAL (ALMOST 24 HOURS JOURNEY): 82843/82844 Bhubaneswar-Bangalore-Bhubaneswar Special Train will leave Bhubaneswar at 2305hrs on every Monday between 4th to 25th November, 2019 and will reach at Bangalore at 2355hrs on the following days. In the return direction, this train will leave Bangalore at 0540hrs on every Wednesday between 6th to 27th November, 2019 and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 0730hrs on the next days.
Special trains towards Howrah from ECoR Jurisdiction: Passengers who are planning to travel during this peak season can avail facility of Special trains to make their journey comfortable by getting confirmed berths. A special weekly express train is running between Puri and Howrah (Santragachi). Another Weekly Special Express train is running between Shalimar-Puri-Santragachi. Both the special train services will continue till 28th December, 2019.
Special trains towards Southern India from ECoR Jurisdiction: For South India bound passengers, one Weekly AC Special Express and one Bi-weekly Special Express trains are being run on Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad route. Similarly, one special train is running between Visakhapatnam and Secunderabad for the benefit of the waitlisted passengers. For the Western Odisha bound passengers, one Weekly Special Express train is running between Sambalpur and Bangalore (Banaswadi). Keeping in view the demand between Visakhapatnam and Tirupati, one weekly special train is serving the passengers. One special train is also running between Srikakulam Road-Kacheguda-Tirupati. East Coast Railway is also running a Daily special train between Visakhapatnam and Araku for the nature-loving tourists.
Services of the above trains will be available till December’ 2019.
Special trains towards Northern India from ECoR Jurisdiction: People planning to travel towards Northern India from ECoR’s jurisdiction can plan their journey comfortably by getting confirmed berths in Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Terminal Weekly Suvidha Special train. Similarly, passengers from Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar travelling to Allahabad can avail the Weekly Suvidha Special Express train facility running via Cuttack and Bhadrak.
In addition to the above, waitlisted passengers over ECoR’s jurisdiction can avail the facility of Special trains being run between Santragachi and Chennai, Kacheguda and Tata, etc. to make their journey comfortable.
Berths Available – How to look for Special Trains: If passengers are getting waitlist status in regular trains during this season, they may book Train tickets in Special trains running from and through East Coast Railway jurisdiction. The Special Train Number starts with “0” (zero) or with “8” and passengers can easily find it from National Train Enquiry System (NTES) for online Ticket or may ask at the PRS inquiry Counter for Counter Tickets.
Berths are available in Special Trains. During this Puja season, ECoR has created about 5 lakhs additional berths by running of Special Trains and by augmenting additional coaches in regular trains. Passengers may book their tickets online by following IRCTC website or book ticket through Mobile App or may book tickets from PRS Counters. ECoR has also notified about the running of Special Trains, recently. Passengers may also find about the Special trains from ECoR Facebook page @EASTCOASTRailway and by following Twitter Account @eastcoastrail.