To clear the extra rush of passengers during Durga Puja 2010, Indian Railways will run two pairs of weekly Puja special trains between Puri and Howrah. These special trains will start running on 7th September 2010 and will end on 29th December 2010. Here are some information on train timetable and advance reservation details.
- The first pair puja special train 0861/0862 Puri-Howrah-Puri weekly Puja Special will run on every Tuesday from Puri and on every Wednesday from Howrah w.e.f. 7th September to 29th December 2010. 0861 Puri-Howrah Weekly Puja Special will leave Puri at 10.15 p.m and will arrive Howrah at 07.05 a.m on the next day. In the return direction, 0862 Howrah-Puri Weekly Puja Special will leave Howrah at 08.55 p.m and will arrive Puri at 05.55 a.m on the next day.
This train has one AC-2 tier, 02 AC-3 tier, 09 Sleeper Class, 06 General Second Class and 02 Guard-Cum-Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Sakhigopal, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Balasore and Kharagpur between Puri and Howrah.
- The second pair of weekly Puja Special train 0807/0808 Howrah-Puri-Howrah weekly Special will run on every Tuesday from Howrah and on every Wednesday from Puri w.e.f. 12th October 2010 to 5th January 2011. This train will leave Howrah at 09.15p.m and will arrive Puri at 07.45a.m on the next day. In the return direction, this train will leave Puri at 11.35 p.m and will arrive Howrah at 09.00 a.m. on the next day.
This train has 02 AC-2 tiers, 02 AC-3 tier, 10 Sleeper Classes, 02 General Second Class coaches and 02 Guard-Cum-Luggage Vans in its compositon having stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road between Howrah and Puri.