Odisha: Train services to be affected due to Talcher-Angul doubling work


Bhubaneawar, December 10: In order to complete the ongoing doubling work between Talcher Road and Angul in Bhubaneswar/Cuttack-Angul-Sambalpur Railway Route of East Coast Railway (ECoR) at the earliest, the ECoR has decided to cancel, divert and control the services of a few trains in the route.

As per the ECoR release, Rourkela-Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Super Fast Inter City Express (22839/22840) will be cancelled from both the directions on December 12. Similarly, Rourkela-Puri-Rourkela Express (18125/18126) will be cancelled from Rourkela side from December 11-13 and from Puri side from December 12-14.

The Amritsar-Visakhapatnam Hirakud Express (22808) leaving from Amritsar on December 10 will run on diverted route via Jharsuguda-Rourkela-Chakradharpur-Jaroli-Jakhapura-Cuttack-Bhubaneswar instead of Jharsuguda Road-Sambalpur-Angul-Bhubaneswar.

While Sai Nagar Shirdi-Puri Express (20858) leaving from Sai Nagar and New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express (20818) leaving from New Delhi on December 11 will be controlled for a few minutes in the route.

According to the ECoR release, ECoR General Manager Roop Narayan Sunkar has been monitoring the progress in this section regularly. This infrastructural and traffic facility works is one of the crucial and vital projects in Odisha, it said.

Once completed, this will provide a vital railway link to the presently congested Talcher-Angul section.

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