Bhubaneswar: With a special focus on areas outlying Cuttack, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to run a special train for twin city passengers.
The Ministry of Railways has decided to run ‘Jan Sadharan Express’ between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack from March 1 to March 31 on trial basis to facilitate the passengers from outlying Cuttack.
As per the release by the ECoR, 08460 Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Jan Sadharan special train will leave Bhubaneswar at 1.30 pm and will arrive at Cuttack at 2.30 pm via Barang and Gopalpur Balikuda.
In the return direction, 08459 Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Jan Sadharan Special train via Nergundi-Gurudijhatia-Radhakishorepur-Naraj Marthapur will leave Cuttack at 2.40 pm and will reach Bhubaneswar at 5.20 pm.
The train between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will have stoppages at Vani Vihar, Mancheswar, Patia, Bhubaneswar New, Barang, Gopalpur Balikuda and Kathajodi. Similarly, Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Jan Sadharan train will halt at Kendrapara Road, Manguli Choudwar, Nergundi, Salagaon, Charbatia, Badapadagaon, Gurudijhatia, Machhapur, Radhakishorepur, Ghantikhal Nidhipur, Sarpeshwar, Naraj Marthapur, Barang, Bhubaneswar New, Patia, Mancheswar and Vani Vihar.
A MEMU train will be provided to run this Jan Sadharan special train between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Jan Sadharan Express trains are series of passenger services operated by Indian Railways on the lines of Rajdhani Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, etc. Jan Sadharan Express trains are fully unreserved trains thereby providing cheaper transport aimed at common people.
The services were first announced during the Interim Rail budget on January 30, 2004.