Bandh Disrupts Train Services In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Train services under East Coast Railway (ECoR) were badly disrupted on Wednesday in the state owing to the 12-hour dawn-to-dusk statewide bandh and hartal call given by Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) and State BJP Unit respectively against the Kunduli gangrape victim’s

As per an ECoR release, 18117 Rourkela-Gunupur Rajyarani Express train was detained at Mancheswar railway station from 6:12 am to 6: 54 am. The train was again halted by bandh supporters at Palasa station at 11:20 am for five minutes.

The  22642 Shalimar-Trivandrum Express was halted from 6:48 am to 7:24 am at Mancheswar, from 8:12 am to 8:54 am at Kaipadar road and between 11:10 am and 11:15 at Berhampur station.

Besides, 12802 New Delhi-Puri Purusottam Express was stopped at Mancheswar station from 7:05 am to 7:35 am. Later, the train was also detained at Bhadrak railway station from 7:47 am to 8:11 am.

While 12891 Bangiriposi-Bhubaneswar Express was also stopped at Mancheswar station at around 10:42 am, the 12278 Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express train was stopped at Retang station from 6:30 am to 7:40 am. The express train was also halted at Baudpur from 10:04 am to 11:25 am.

Apart from this, 12074 Bhubaneswar-Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express left at 7:40 am and halted at Bhadrak station from 9:47 am to 11:20 am.

The 22507 Bangalore-New Tinsukia Express was detained Bhubaneswar station from 6:24 am to 7:25 am. The train was also halted at Bhadrak station from 10:09 am to 11:35 am.

Moreover, the 18414 Puri-Paradeep Express was detained at Khurda Road from 6:53 am to 7:40 am and 1841 Puri-Kendujhargarh Express at Khurda Road station from 6:53 am to 7:40 am.

Among other trains, 12281 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express was also detained at Bhubaneswar railway station for 33 minutes and at Jajpur-Keonjhar Road station from 10:12 am to 10:51 am.  It was also halted by the agitators at Baitarani road station from 10:59 am to
11:21 am.

In view of the situation, the railway authorities have cancelled the services of 12893/12894 Bhubaneswar-Balangir-Bhubaneswar Inter-City Express between Sambalpur and Balangir from both the directions.

The 22823 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express from Bhubaneswar will leave at 7:30 pm instead of 9:30 am on Thursday due to late running of train in view of fog on northern parts of the country, the release added.


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