Home » State News » Howrah-Puri Vande Bharat Express will run 6 days a week

Howrah-Puri Vande Bharat Express will run 6 days a week

Bhubaneswar:16/5/23: The Howrah-Puri Vande Bharat Express, which is scheduled to be flagged off on May 18, will run 6 days a week, except Thursdays, and have seven stoppages, the Ministry of Railways informed on Tuesday.

Train with 16 coaches will leave Howrah in West Bengal at 6:10 am and arrive in Puri, Odisha at 12:35 pm. The Vande Bharat will depart from Puri at 1.50 pm and reach in Howrah at 8:30 pm, it further said.

The stoppages: Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road. It will halt at stations for two minutes only.

The semi-high-speed train is likely to be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in virtual mode, according to a notification issued by ECoR earlier, which also informed about the inaugural run being rescheduled to May 18 from May 15.

The Railways further said that the inaugural run of the train can be planned as a special service, which should pick up its link subsequently, if required.

On April 28, the Indian Railways conducted a trial run of the train between Howrah and Puri. When operational, it will be the first Vande Bharat service for Odisha and the second for West Bengal.


About Editor in chief

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.

Check Also

Tamil Adheenams handed over the ‘Sengol’-historic sceptre to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Newdelhi:27/5/23: India’s new Parliament building is scheduled to be inaugurated on Sunday i.e. 28 May. Over the inauguration, the opposition parties have raised objections saying that the President and not ...