Tuesday, June 24, 2014


The specialty of this year’s Rath Yatra Special trains announced by East Coast Railway is the addition of new point “Bhawanipatna” from where a special train to Puri would be run for Gundicha Yatra.

This train will start from Bhawanipatna at 0830hrs of 28th June 2014 and reach Puri at 0330 hrs o­n 29th June 2014. It is planned to run this train via Titlagarh- Balangir- Sambalpur- Angul with stoppages at all en route stations. ECoR’s decision to introduce a special train from Bhawanipatna this year has been widely welcomed.

Further, it may be mentioned that special Gundicha Rath Yatra trains to Puri are being run from Howrah, Visakhapatnam, Palasa, Kharagpur, Kendujhargarh, Bhadrak, Sambalpur, Brahmapur, Paradeep and Cuttack.

All the special trains provided by ECoR are excluding the regular trains running during the period and this year, ECoR connects almost all parts of Odisha including important stations of neighboring states i.e. West Bengal & Andhra Pradesh. The regular trains from other neighboring states like Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand are also arriving at the morning at Puri daily.