Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway expecting huge rush of passengers with the onset of winter and New Year season, has announced to run three pairs of winter special trains including , Puri-Rourkela-Puri Special (via Bhadrak and Tata), Puri-Santragachhi-Puri Special Fare Train and Visakhapatnam-Tata-
The Puri-Rourkela Special (08410) train will leave Puri at 5:30pm every Wednesday from December 7 to January 11 2017and reach Rourkela at 6 am on the next day. While returning, the Rourkela-Puri Special (08049) train will leave Rourkela at 10pm every Thursday and arrive at Puri at 10:45am on the following day from December 8 to January 12 2017 with stoppages including, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur- Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore, Hijli, Tata and Chakradharpur.
Likewise, Santragachhi-Puri Special Fare train (02809) will leave Santragachhi at 7pm every Thursday and reach Puri at 3:20am on Friday from December 8 to January 26 2017. While returning, the Puri-Santragachhi Special Fare train (02810) will leave Puri at 1:30pmevery Friday and reach Santragachhi at 10:15pm on the same day from December 9 to January 27 2017 with stoppages including Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur- Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore, and Kharagpur between Puri and Santragachhi.
The Tata-Visakhapatnam Special Fare train (08189) will leave Tata at 1pm every Friday and reach Visakhapatnam at 5:25am on Saturdays from December 2 to January 27, 2017. As such while returning, the Visakhapatnam-Tata Special Fare train (08190) will leave Visakhapatnam at 5:45pm every Saturday and reach Tata at 10:45am on Sundays from December 3 to January 28 2017 including stoppages at Rajkharsuan, Chaibasa, Dongoaposi, Bansapani, Nayagarh, Kendujhargarh, Harichandanpur, Sukinda Road, Jakhapura, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Srikakulam and Vizianagaram.