Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) announced Tuesday that it would restore the services of another four pairs of express trains originating from its jurisdiction. Barring the Bhubaneswar-Dhanbad Garib Rath Express, all the originating trains from the ECoR jurisdiction, that were suspended during the coronavirus-induced lockdowns have been resumed, ECoR said in a release.
The Puri-Digha Express will be restored from Saturday, while the Visakhapatnam-Paradip Express will resume from Sunday. The Visakhapatnam-Durg Express will be restored from August 13. The Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express will resume from October 2. Efforts are underway to run the Bhubaneswar-Dhanbad Garib Rath at the earliest, according to the zonal railway.
The ECoR will run the express train from Cuttack to Gunupur in Rayagada district as a ‘passenger special’ from Friday. It has also decided to provide the facility of an AC-3 tier coach from August 15 in three trains – Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Intercity Express, Howrah-Titilagarh Ispat Express and the Howrah-Kantabanji-Howrah Ispat Express.
The Visakhapatnam-Kollam and Visakhapatnam-Tata Express will run with LHB coaches that are equipped with modern technology to prevent overturning of coaches during derailment, the ECoR said.