Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) would run a special train ‘Jan Sadharan Express’ between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack from Sunday (March 1) with a special focus on Cuttack city’s outlying areas.
In view of public demands, the Ministry of Railways has decided to run the special train from March 1 to 31 on a trial basis to facilitate the passengers from outlying Cuttack, an ECoR release said.
The Jan Sadharan Express would run like a circular train benefiting passengers from Choudwar, Athagarh, Naraj, Badamba, Narasinghpur and some parts of Dhenkanal besides the commuters of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar.
The 08460 Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Jan Sadharan special train will leave Bhubaneswar at 1.30 pm and arrive at Cuttack at 2.30 pm via Barang and Gopalpur Balikuda.
In the return direction, the 08459 Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Jan Sadharan Special train via Nergundi-Gurudijhatia-Radhakishorepur-Naraj Marthapur will leave Cuttack at 2.40 pm and reach Bhubaneswar at 5.20 pm.
The train between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will have stoppages at Vani Vihar, Mancheswar, Patia, Bhubaneswar New, Barang, Gopalpur Balikuda and Kathajodi.
Similarly, Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Jan Sadharan train will halt 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 Jan Sadharan special train.
The ECoR has planned to run the train as an additional mode of transportation which would ease the transport congestion problem, the release stated.