Bhubaneswar, May 22: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has opened as many as 87 computerised reservation counters in Odisha for booking of railway tickets.
As per information 36 counters have been opened under Khordha Road Division while 45 counters have been made operational under Sambalpur Division. Similarly six other counters have been opened under Waltair Division.
The Railways has decided to run as many as nine trains from and through Odisha. It may be recalled that Indian Railways has announced 200 new Time tabled trains that would be run from 1st June 2020.
Among the trains, 01020/01019 Bhubaneswar-Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Konark Express Special Train will run between Bhubaneswar and Mumbai, 02074/02073 Bhubaneswar-Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express Special Train between Bhubaneswar and Howrah, 02801/02802 Puri-New Delhi-Puri Purushottam Express Special Train from Puri to New Delhi, 02201/02202 Sealdah-Puri-Sealdah tri-weekly Duranto Special from Puri to Sealdah (Kolkata), 02805/02806 Visakhapatnam-New Delhi-Visakhapatnam AP Express from Visakhapatnam to New Delhi and 02727/02728 Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad Godavari Express Special Train from Visakhapatnam to Hyderabad.
The trains planned to run through ECoR jurisdiction are – 02703/02704 Howrah-Secunderabad-Howrah Falaknuma Express Special Train and 02245/02246 Howrah-Yesvantpur-Howrah Duranto Special.
Apart from this, Howrah to Mumbai, Howrah to Ahmedabad and Howrah to Barbil Special trains will also run through Odisha. The routes and schedule of the above trains will be announced shortly.