16 SPECIAL TRAINS (08 PAIRS)TOWARDS DIFFERENT DESTINATIONS
With a view to provide comfort to the commuters and also to clear the huge waitlist of passengers during the peak season i.e. from December’2013 to January’2014, East Coast Railway has taken steps to run special trains towards different destinations from its jurisdiction by creating more than sixty thousand additional berths. East Coast Railways would like passengers to avail the services of these special trains during the forthcoming Winter Season to avoid rush in regular Mail/Express long distance trains.
Railways is running 16 Special Trains (08 pairs) from and through ECoR jurisdiction towards different destinations of the country out of which 04 special trains (21 trips) are originating from East Coast Railway System. Passengers are also requested to avail these special trains for use of the available berths by purchasing tickets through internet or at the PRS Counters.
These trains are- Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Super fast Express, Bhubaneswar-Yesvantpur Super fast Express, Visakhapatnam-Tata via Keonjhar, Puri-Sealdah, Visakhapatnam-Kollam Super fast Express. Apart from this, more berths have been created in special trains passing through ECoR jurisdiction to facilitate the passengers between Hatia & Yesvantpur via Sambalpur, Kamakhya-Yesvantpur, Kamakhya-Chennai etc.
BHUBANESWAR-NEW DELHI SPECIAL:
02815 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Special train will leave Bhubaneswar at 0810hrs on every Sunday between 8th to 29th December 2013 and will arrive at New Delhi at 0605hrs on every Monday. In the return direction, 02816 New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Special train will leave New Delhi at 1300 hrs on every Monday between 9th to 30th December 2013 and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 1105hrs on every Tuesday.
This train has one AC-2 tiers, Four AC-3 tiers, 13 Sleeper Classes, Two General Second Class Coaches and Two Guard cum Luggage Van in its composition having stoppages at Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Hijli, Bankura, Adra, Gomo, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Allahabad and Kanpur between Bhubaneswar and New Delhi.
02845 Bhubaneswar-Yesvantpur Special train will leave Bhubaneswar at 0745 hrs on every Wednesday between 4th to 25thDecember 2013 and will arrive at Yesvantpur at 1210hrs on every Thursday. In the return direction, 02846 Yesvantpur-Bhubaneswar Special train will leave Yesvantpur at 2330 hrs on every Thursday between 5th to 26thDecember 2013 and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 0330 hrs on every Saturday.
This train has one AC-2 tiers, Four AC-3 tiers, 13 Sleeper Classes, Two General Second Class Coaches and Two Guard cum Luggage Van in its composition having stoppages at Khurda Road, Balugaon, Brahmapur, Palasa, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagram and Visakhapatnam in ECoR’s jurisdiction between Bhubaneswar and Yesvantpur.
VISAKHAPATNAM-TATA SPECIAL VIA KEONJHAR:
08516 Visakhapatnam-Tata Special train will leave Visakhapatnam at 1745 hrs on every Sunday between 8th to 29thDecember 2013 and will arrive at Tata at 1045 hrs on the next day. In the return direction, 08515 Tata-Visakhapatnam Special train will leave Tata at 1300 hrs on every Monday between 9th to 30th December 2013 and will arrive at Visakhapatnam at 0440hrs on the following days.
This train has one AC-2 tier, one AC-3 tier, 05 Sleeper Class, 06 General Second Class and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Simhachalam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Palasa, Ichhapuram, Brahmapur, Chhatrapur, Balugaon, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Mancheswar, Cuttack, Jakhapura, Sukinda Road, Harichandanpur, Kendujhargarh, Nayagarh, Jaroli, Bansapani, Dongoaposi, Chaibasa and Rajkharsuan between Visakhapatnam and Tata.
03101/03102 Sealdah-Puri-Sealdah weekly Special train will leave Sealdah at 12.35hrs on every Sunday from 22ndto 29th December 2013 and will arrive at Puri at 22.00hrs on the same day. In the return direction, this train will leave Puri at 23.45hrs on every Sunday from 22nd to 29th December 2013 and will arrive at Sealdah at 0920hrs on the following days.
This train will have one Ac First Class, one AC-2 tier, Four AC-3 tier, Seven Sleeper Classes and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore and Kharagpur between Puri and Sealdah.
HATIA-YESVANTPUR SPECIAL VIA SAMBALPUR
08637 Hatia-Yesvantpur special train will leave Hatia at 1815hrs on every Saturday between 7th December 2013 to 25th January 2014 and will arrive at Yesvantpur at 0500hrs on every Monday. In the return direction, 08638 Yesvantpur-Hatia special train will leave Yesvantpur at 0030hrs on every Tuesday (Midnight of Monday) between 10th December 2013 to 28th January 2014 and will arrive at Hatia at 1330hrs on every Wednesday.
08567 Visakhapatnam-Kollam special train will leave Visakhapatnam at 2330hrs on every Sunday between 1ST December to 26thJanuary 2014 and will arrive at Kollam at 0415hrs on Tuesday. In the return direction, 08568 Kollam-Visakhapatnam special train will leave Kollam at 0645hrs on every Tuesday between 3rd December to 28th January 2014 and will arrive at Visakhapatnam at 1215hrs on every Wednesday.
KAMAKHYA-YESVANTPUR SPECIAL VIA BHADRAK-CUTTACK-BRAHMAPUR
02552 Kamakhya-Yesvantpur Special train will leave Kamakhya at 1400 hrs on every Wednesday between 4th December to 29thJanuary 2014 and will arrive at Yesvantpur at 1830 hrs on every Friday. In the return direction, 02551 Yesvantpur-Kamakhya Special train will leave Yesvantpur at 0830 hrs on every Saturday between 7th December 2013 to 1stFebruary 2014 and will arrive at Kamakhya at 1330 hrs on every Monday.
KAMAKHYA-CHENNAI CENTRAL SPECIAL VIA BHADRAK-CUTTACK-BRAHMAPUR
02508 Kamakhya-Chennai Central Special train will leave Kamakhya at 1400 hrs on every Monday between 2nd December 2013 to 27th January 2014 and will arrive at Chennai Central at 1455 hrs on every Wednesday. In the return direction, 02507 Chennai Central-Kamakhya Special train will leave Chennai Central at 1100 hrs on every Thursday between 5th December 2013 to 30th January 2014 and will arrive at Kamakhya at 1230 hrs on every Saturday.
(J. P. Mishra)
Chief Public Relations Officer
Purusottam Express will now run with 22 LHB (Linke Holfman Bush) coaches, besides being hi-tech and also carry, higher speed level, higher level of cleanliness, better shock absorbers and low noise level. These coaches have also anti-mounting mechanism to prevent mounting of coaches over another coach in case of derailment and reduce damages, thus being advanced in terms of safety.
The disc brake system of the LHB rakes ensures effective application of brakes with less response time and space. As against the noise level of 100 decibels in conventional coaches, the LHB coaches will have only 60 decibel noise level, thereby providing a more comfortable experience to the travelling public. The horizontal as well as vertical shock absorbers will also reduce the jerk level considerably. To maintain a higher cleanliness level at the stations, 'controlled discharge toilet system' has been put in place and the toilet discharge is automatically sealed at the stations to open up only after the train acquires a speed of 30 km per hour. The improved foreign technology used in cooling of LHB coaches reduces energy consumption as less energy is required to maintain the temperature in AC coaches at the desired level.
Purusottam Express with LHB Coaches will run w.e.f. 1st December 2013 from Puri and w.e.f. 3rdDecember 2013 from New Delhi. The 22 coaches of Purusottam Express comprise of 12 sleeper class coaches, 04 AC-3 tier coaches, one AC-2 tier coach, 02 general second class coaches, 02 luggage-cum-generator coaches and one pantry car.
This apart, the Carriage Repair Workshop (CRW) at Mancheswar of East Coast Railway is also overhauling Linke Holfmann Busch (LHB) coaches since the month of May of this year. Complete overhauling of bogies, air brake system and roof mounted Air-conditioning system including Poly Urethane (PU) paintings, interior and renewal of berths of LHB coaches are being repaired and put into service.
(J. P. Mishra)
Chief Public Relations Officer
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