New Delhi-Kalka, Tirupati-Puri trains restored: Check today’s top 5 updates

Leave behind the Monday blues, and make the best of these timely updates released by the Indian Railways! The national carrier has informed passengers of restored services, revision in timings and new train routes connecting faraway corners. 

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In a sign of good urban planning, a railway station in Gorakhpur is also getting a makeover to help reduce train delays and congestion in the city.

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Here are all the details:

1. New Delhi–Kalka Shatabdi restored

Train no.s 02005/02006 (New Delhi–Kalka–New Delhi Daily Shatabdi Special) will resume services from today (February 8) from New Delhi. 

From Kalka, the train will run starting tomorrow, February 9. Here’s the schedule:

2. Tirupati–Puri express special from today

Train no. 07479 from Tirupati to Puri will resume operations from today, February 8. Train no. 07480, the return leg, will depart from Puri starting from February 10. Each train will run 5 days a week, on the following schedule:

3. Timings changed for Kolkata–Azamgarh train

Train no.s 03137/03138 connecting Kolkata and Azamgarh have changed their departure timings from the originating stations. As per the North Eastern Railway, these are the new timings for all stations on this route:

Train 03137 from Kolkata will run every Monday, while train 03138 from Azamgarh will run every Tuesday. 

4. Gorakhpur Cantt. to become satellite station

The station (code: GKC) in Nanda Nagar, Gorakhpur is being redeveloped into a satellite station with modern facilities. The 6.5 crore project will help reduce pressure on Gorakhpur Junction (GKP) and curb unnecessary train delays. Once the station work is completed, trains from Chhapra, Varanasi and Narkatiaganj will all terminate at Gorakhpur Cantt. 

Satellite stations are created to reduce congestion from larger, busier, and more popular stations like Gorakhpur Junction. They are usually located away from the centre of the city. Gorakhpur Cantt. will do exactly this, while also providing connectivity to goods trains. 

5. West Bengal gets 6 new special trains

The Bamanhat, Sealdah, Kolkata, Alipurduar and Haldibari junctions have received new special train connections under the Northeast Frontier Railway. Four of the trains have already begun operations. 

More details here:

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