Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the demands from passengers and to facilitate the passengers of outlaying areas of Twin City – Bhubneswar and Cuttack, the Ministry of Railways has decided to run a Jan Sadharan Special Trains between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack for a month between March 1 and 31, on trial basis.
According to East Coast Railway (ECoR), Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Jan Sadharan Special train (08460) will leave Bhubaneswar at 1.30 pm and will arrive at Cuttack at 2.30 pm via Barang and Gopalpur- Balikuda. In the return direction, Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Jan Sadharan Special train (08459) will run via Nergundi-Gurudijhatia-Radhakishorepur-Naraj Marthapur. It will leave Cuttack at 2.40 pm and arrive at Bhubaneswar at 5.20 pm.
The train between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will halt at Vani Vihar, Mancheswar, Patia, Bhubaneswar New, Barang, Gopalpur Balikuda and Kathajodi Passenger Halt.In the return direction, this will provide stoppages at Kendrapara Road, Manguli Choudwar, Nergundi, Salagaon, Charbatia, Badapadagaon, Gurudijhatia,Machhapur, Radhakishorepur, Ghantikhal Nidhipur, Sarpeshwar, Naraj Marthapur,Barang, Bhubaneswar New, Patia, Mancheswar and Vani Vihar.
A MEMU Train will be provided to run this special train between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and this train will facilitate passengers of Twin City areas for their movements so that, passengers from Choudwar, Athgarh, Badamba, Narasinghpur and some parts of Dhenkanal areas will get benefit to access their journey with the cities.
ECoR has planned this as an additional mode of transportation which will ease the transport congestion problem.