Railways To Run Special Trains For Hockey World Cup In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view the demands and additional rush of passengers during FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 to be held in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, railways will run special train services for the convenience of people, especially hockey lovers.

02834 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Special will leave from Bhubaneswar at 2025 hrs (8.25 pm) on every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday from January 14 to 30.

In the return direction, 02833 Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Special will leave from Rourkela at 2325 hrs (11.25 pm) on every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday from January 15 to 31.

This train will have one AC-2 Tier, three AC-3 Tier, eight Sleeper Class, four Second Class Seating and two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Talcher Road, Angul, Rairakhol, Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda and Rajagangpur between Bhubaneswar-Rourkela from both the directions.

East Coast Railway (ECoR) said in a release that 02836/02835 Puri-Rourkela-Puri Hockey Special will run daily from January 14 to 31. This train will leave Puri at 0515 hrs (05.15 am) and reach Rourkela at 1245 hrs (12.45 pm). In the return direction, this train from Rourkela will leave at 1330 hrs (01.30 pm) and reach  Puri at 2230 hrs (10.30 pm).

This train will have 2 AC-3 Tier, 3 Sleeper Class, 6 Second Class Seating and 2 Guard cum Luggage and Generator Car in its composition having stoppages at Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Naraj Marthapur, Dhenkanal, Talcher Road, Angul, Rairakhol, Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda and Rajagangpur between Puri and Rourkela.

Apart from this, 02832/02831 Bhubaneswar-Dhanbad-Bhubaneswar Special is also leaving from Bhubaneswar on every Tuesday, Friday & Sunday and also leaving from Dhanbad on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays.

Similarly, Rourkela-Gunupur-Rourkela Rajyarani Express, Puri-Yog Nagari Rishikesh Kalinga Utkal Express, Puri-Hatia Tapaswini Express, Bhubaneswar-Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express, Puri-Rourkela-Puri Express trains are running daily connecting Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.

Apart from these, services of Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express and Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar Express Trains are also available between Bhubaneswar and Rourkela on weekly basis.

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