To clear the extra rush of passengers during Durga Puja, Dasara Durga Navaratri 2011, Diwali, and some other festivals and to meet the demand of heavy rush, East Coast Railway has decided to run Puja Special trains for Bangalore – Tirupati from Puri & Bhubaneswar respectively. The special trains will be operated from 9 September 2011 to 1st January 2012.
In order to clear extra rush of passengers during Festival season, the following Special trains, passing through South Central Railway system, will be run.
1) Train No. 08469 Puri-Bangalore Garib Rath Special train will depart Puri at 14 30 hrs on Fridays during the period 9thSeptember to 30th December, 2011 and arrive Bangalore at 22 45 hrs on Saturdays. In the return direction, Train No. 08470 Bangalore-Puri Garib Rath Special train will depart Bangalore at 23 55 hrs on Saturdays from 10thSeptember to 31st December, 2011 and arrive Puri at 05 50 hrs on Mondays. Enroute, this train will stop at Balugaon, Brahmapur, Palasa, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada, Vijayawada, Guntur, Donakonda, Markapur, Nandyal, Dronachalam, Dharmavaram S.S.S Nilayam, Hindupur, Yelahanka and Bangalore Cantonment. These trains will have 17 Garib Rath III Tier AC Coaches.
2) Train No. 08471 Bhubaneswar-Tirupati Special train will depart Bhubaneswar at 11 45 hrs on Saturdays during the period 10th September to 31st December, 2011 and arrive Tirupati at 09 45 hrs on Sundays. In the return direction, Train no. 08472 Tirupati-Bhubaneswar Special train will depart Tirupati at 14 00 hrs on Sundaysduring the period 11thSeptember to 1st January, 2012. Enroute, these trains will stop at Khurda Road,Balugaon, Berhampur, Palasa, Srikakulam Road, Chiprupalli, Vizianagaram, Viskhapatnam, Duvvada, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Tadepalligudem, Eluru, Vijayawada, Guntur, Tenali, ongole, Nellore, Gudur and Renigunta. These trains will have 16 Coaches Viz.,one AC II Tier, two AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class, three General Second Class and Two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake van Coaches.