The East Coast Railways ( ECoR) has decided to run special trains to Puri from various places of Odisha and outside on the occasion of Nabakalebara Rath yatra, 2015. The special trains would be available on 18th, 26th and 27th of July for Rath Yatra, Bahuda Yatra and Sunabesaha respectively, said ECoR spokesman Nihar Ranjan Mishra.
Bhawanipatna-Puri-Bhawanipatna Via Angul, a special train will run from Bhawanipatna at 11 AM on July 17 to Puri. In Return direction, this train would leave Puri at 00.45 hrs on July 19 and would arrive at Bhawanipatna at 2.30 PM on the same day.
Bhawanipatna-Puri-Sambalpur via Angul will also run on the Bahuda Yatra. The special train would leave Bhawanipatna at 11 AM on July 25 and would arrive at Puri at 3.40 AM next day. In return direction this train would run from Puri to Sambalpur and would leave Puri on July 26 at 6.45 PM, arriving at Sambalpur on July 27 at 5.30 AM.
The Sambalpur-Puri-Bhawanipatna via Angul train would also run on Sunabesha day (July 27) and leave Sambalpur on July 27 at 6.30 AM and reach Puri on the same day at 4 PM. In the return direction, the special train would leave from Puri to Bhawanipatna on July 27 at 11.15 PM.
Besides these trains, another two special trains would run from Raipur to Puri via Titilagarh, Sambalpur, Angul and Rourkela to Puri via Jharasuguda and Sambalpur, the ECoR spokesman added.