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Odisha’s first Mainline Electric Multiple Unit train was flagged off from Berhampur railway station

Berhampur23/6/18;: In a bid to avoid heavy rush on passenger trains, Odisha’s first Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train was flagged off from Berhampur railway station in22nd,June 2018

The much awaited MEMU train service between Berhampur and Cuttack kicked off at 7.30 am from Berhampur replacing Berhampur-Cuttack-Berhampur fast passenger. The train will reach Cuttack at 11.00 am.

The train number 68434/68433 Berhampur-Cuttack-Berhampur with 12 coaches will be running between Berhampur and Cuttack six days a week as per the schedule of Berhampur-Cuttack-Berhampur fast passenger.

The MEMU train will run on Berhampur-Khordha Road route on every Saturday to avoid heavy rush and maintenance facility. The Berhampur-Khordha Road MEMU Special train will start at 9.30 am from Berhampur on every Saturday.

The East Coast Railway (ECoR) will introduce the MEMU train services in other sections after reviewing the feedback from the passengers.

As the MEMU train has two engines at both ends, it will not take additional time for changing the engine, official sources said.

This is completely a new rake made by Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala. The MEMU train was introduced for the first time on Cuttack-Berhampur route replacing Brahmapur-Cuttack-Brahmapur passenger train. The train number has been changed to 68434/68433 Brahmapur-Cuttack-Brahmapur MEMU instead of 58434/58433 Brahmapur-Cuttack-Brahmapur passenger, the ECoR said in a release.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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