Lockdown in Bengal: Several trains running through Odisha cancelled and diverted

As the West Bengal government has imposed a complete lockdown twice a week to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state, train services in Odisha will be affected by the same.

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Several trains running through the state of Odisha will be cancelled, partially cancelled and stoppages of trains will be withdrawn in August, here are the details:

Cancellation of trains:

> 02245 Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Special leaving from Howrah on 5th, 8th, 16th & 23rd August

> 02246 Yesvantpur-Howrah Duronto Special leaving from Yesvantpur on 7th, 10th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th & 30th August

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> 02202 Bhubaneswar-Sealdah Duronto Special leaving from Bhubaneswar on 4th, August, 2020

> 02074/02073 Bhubaneswar-Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Special on 5th, 8th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 31st August will remain cancelled from both Bhubaneswar & Howrah directions


Partial cancellation of trains:

> 02704 Secunderabad-Howrah Falaknuma Special Express on 4th, 7th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd & 30th August will be terminated at Bhubaneswar and will not go up to Howrah

> 02703 Howrah-Secunderabad Falaknuma Special Express on 5th, 8th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th and 31st August will be cancelled from Howrah to Bhubaneswar on the same day


Withdrawal of stoppages:


> 02801 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Special Purushottam Express and 02802 New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Special Purushottam Express on 4th, 7th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd and 30th August will not have stoppage at Purulia and Hijli from both the directions

> 02823 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Special Rajdhani Express on 5th, 8th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th & 31st August, 2020 and 02824 New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Special Rajdhani Express on 4th, 7th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd and 30th August will not have stoppages at Hijli Station from both the directions.

> 02201 Sealdah (Kolkata)-Bhubaneswar Duronto Special Express on 17th, 24th & 31st August and 02202 Bhubaneswar-Sealdah Duronto Special on 15th & 22nd August, 2020 will not have stoppages at Kharagpur Station from both the directions.

Here’s what East Coast Railway tweeted:

Kindly note: The passengers are advised to be prepared accordingly.

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