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.
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trains running through the state of Odisha will be cancelled, partially cancelled and stoppages of trains will be withdrawn in August, here are the details: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:
.@RailMinIndia Lockdown in Bengal will have effect on @eastcoastrail Trains -Services of Spl Trains to be cancelled, partially cancelled & withdrawal of stoppages due to complete lockdown in WestBengal on nominated days in August,2020 as per following-@drmwat_ecor @serailwaykol pic.twitter.com/ylrLioXrWB
— EAST COAST Railway (@eastcoastrail) August 2, 2020
Kindly note: The passengers are advised to be prepared accordingly.