Union Minister Ashwini Vaishanaw gifts Odisha new railway line minutes after re-election to Rajya Sabha

Bhubaneswar, February 20: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishanw on Tuesday announced that the Union Government had approved the proposal for construction of a new railway line between Puri and Konark in Odisha. After completion of the construction of the 32-km line, trains with ‘Vistadome’ coaches will run on the route. The announcement came minutes after Vaishnaw […]

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ECoR achieves 200 MT freight loading in just 295 days, highest ever by any Railway zone 

Bhubaneswar, January 23: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has surpassed all records of Indian Railways in freight loading in the Financial Year 2023-24, said an official release. “From 1st April, 2023 to 22nd January, 2024, the zone loaded 202.111 million tons of freight, shattering the earlier record of highest Freight Loading of 191.39 MT loaded […]

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ECoR achieves 200 MT loading milestone

Bhubaneswar, February 15: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has achieved 200MT Milestone in loading registering an incremental growth of 26.67 MT and registering an increase of 15 per cent than the corresponding period of last fiscal – from 1st April 2021 to 14th February, 2022, said an official release. According to ECoR statement, during the […]

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Indian Railways plans to spread rail-based tourism through leasing of coaching stock

Delhi, September 11: Indian Railways is planning to spread rail-based tourism among masses through leasing of coaching stock to interested parties to run them as theme based cultural, religious and other Tourist Circuit trains. “To tap the potential of tourism sector and to leverage the core strengths of the professionals of tourism sector in tourism […]

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Special train between Khurda Road-Udhna in Surat from July 5

Bhubaneswar, June 30: One pair of special trains will run between Khurda Road and Udhna (near Surat) in Gujrat from July 5 to avoid heavy wait lists in western India bound regular trains. According to an East Coast Railway (ECoR) statement, (08585/08586) Khurda Road-Udhna-Khurda Road Special via Vizianagaram and Titilagarh will leave Khurda Road at […]

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Training of newly selected assistant loco pilots to restart once lockdown is lifted

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) will restart the training of Assistant Loco Pilot (ALP) candidates after the restrictions in force due to lockdown on account of Coronavirus (CoVID-19) pandemic are lifted completely, said an official release. It’s to mention here that notification for ALP vacancies was released in February 2018, taking into account anticipated […]

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Five intra-State trains to run from June 8 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Tuesday decided to run five intra-State trains from June 8 in Odisha. As per the ECoR statement, Bhubaneswar-Balangir-Bhubaneswar Special, Bhubaneswar- Bhadrak- Bhubaneswar Special, Bhubaneswar- Berhampur- Bhubaneswar Special, Sambalpur-Khurda Road- Sambalpur Special will run five days a week except Saturdays and Sundays. Bhubaneswar-Koraput-Bhubaneswar Special via Angul-Sambalpur-Rayagada will run tri-weekly. […]

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Passenger train services to restart from Tuesday, online booking begins tomorrow

New Delhi: Indian Railways has decided to gradually restart passenger train operations from May 12 (Tuesday), initially with 15 pairs of trains (30 return journeys), said an official release.These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, […]

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Amid lockdown, Indian Railways ensures supply of edible oil in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amid the nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19, the Indian Railways is making efforts to ensure that there is no shortage of edible oil for consumption of the common man in Odisha. In view of the restrictions, Ministry of Railways is running Parcel Express Trains towards different destinations of the country through East Coast Railway […]

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Odisha first in country to commission Indian Railways’ waste-to-energy plant in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR), headquartered in Bhubaneswar in Odisha, on Wednesday created history by becoming the first Government agency in the country to commission a state-of-the-art waste-to-energy plant at the Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop here. The plant, a patented technology called Polycrack, in Indian Railways and the first in the Government sector and […]

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