Night run of passengers trains suspended till July 29

East Coast Railway (ECR) on Sunday suspended operation of passenger trains on Kharagpur-Rourkela and Kharagpur-Adra sections during night hours till July 29 for security reasons owing to threat from Maoists.

Updated: Jul 25, 2010, 22:24 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway (ECR) on Sunday suspended operation of passenger trains on Kharagpur-Rourkela and Kharagpur-Adra sections during night hours till July 29 for security reasons owing to threat from Maoists.

Some trains have been diverted and rescheduled on the
route to avoid their movement from 10 pm to 5 am, an ECR
release said here.

The 8477/8478 Puri-Hardwar-Puri Utkal Express would
run via Jharsuguda-Sambalpur-Cuttack instead of
Jharsuguda-Tata-Kharagpur-Cuttack.

Similarly, 8005/8006 Howrah-Koraput-Howrah Samaleswari
Express will run via Howrah-Kharagpur-Bhadrak-Angul-Sambalpur
Howrah-Kharagpur-Tata-Jharsuguda-Sambalpur.

The 8419 Puri-Darbhanga Weekly Express, 8449
Puri-Patna Baidyanathdham Express and 5639 Puri-Guwahati
Express scheduled to leave Puri during this period have been
rescheduled to leave Puri at 10 pm.

On July 8, night run of passenger trains on the
Kharagpur-Tata and Kharagpur-Adra sections of the South
Eastern Railway were suspended till July 13 for similar
reasons.

PTI