Railways have decided to run four pairs of long distance trains through Cuttack station by providing stoppages. These trains currently run via Naraj station through a different route on the outskirts of the city.
Passengers had long been demanding these trains via Cuttack station instead of Naraj. Sources in the the East Coast Railway (ECoR) said a decision in this regard was taken after the completion of doubling work between Cuttack and Barang stations.
South-bound Express Trains
The weekly trains Guwahati-Chennai Express, Dibrugarh-Chennai Express, Howrah-Kanyakumari Express and Howrah-Tiruchirapalli Express will arrive in Cuttack at 9.55 pm and leave the station at 10pm towards southern part of India.
In the return direction, these trains will reach Cuttack at 7.30 pm and leave at 7.35 pm towards Howrah and the north-eastern part of the country.
Guwahati-Chennai Express will provide stoppage at Cuttack from November 18, while Dibrugarh-Chennai Express will stop at the station from November 20.
Similarly, Howrah-Kanyakumari Express will provide stoppage at the station from November 21 and Howrah-Ernakulam Express will halt at the station from November 17.
In a similar decision, the ECoR has decided to provide stoppage of Hatia-Ernakulam Express at Bargarh Road, Kesinga and Muniguda from Monday onwards. It was also a long-standing demand of passengers.
Hatia-Ernakulam Express will reach Bargarh Road at 12.19 am (midnight of Monday) and leave the station after two minutes. Similarly, this train will arrive at Kesinga and Muniguda at 3.10 am and 4.15 am respectively.
In the return direction, Ernakulam-Hatia Express will arrive at Muniguda at 5.20 am, Kesinga at 6.33 am and Bargarh Road at 9.32 am. This train will stay in at the stations for two minutes only, ECoR sources said.
The timings and stoppages for this train mentioned in the latest train time table at other places or stations will remain unchanged.
Courtesy: The Times of India