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Railways starts trial stoppage of special trains in Odisha

The run till August 31 will be made permanent on the basis of passenger response

Pinaki Majumdar Jamshedpur Published 07.08.21, 05:09 PM
Tatanagar railway station

Tatanagar railway station File picture

The South Eastern Railway on Saturday announced the stoppage of several special trains on an experimental basis at Bamra in Odisha.

Railway officials at Garden Reach, the Calcutta-based headquarters of South Eastern Railway said such a decision was taken keeping in view the demand of passengers.


It has been decided that Howrah-Ahmedabad Special ( 02834/02833) and Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Special ( 02861/02862) will stop at Bamra while another train Rajendranagar-Durg Special (03288/03287) will stop at Bamra as well as Bagdehi, also in Odisha on an experimental basis upto August 31.

The decision will be implemented from Sunday.

According to a schedule released by the office of chief passenger transportation manager ( ( CPTM), the Howrah-Ahmedabad Special which runs via Tatanagar railway station will arrive at Bamra at 6.54 am and will depart at 6.55 am.

In the opposite direction, the Ahmedabad-Howrah Special will arrive at Bamra at 5.54 am and will depart at 5.55 am.

The Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Special will arrive at Bamra at 6.11 am and depart at 6.12 am.

In the opposite direction, the Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Special will arrive at Bamra at 8.01pm and will depart at 8.02 pm.

The Rajendranagar-Durg Special will arrive at Bamra at 12.09 pm and Bagdehi at 12.20 pm . In both the stations the train will have a stoppage of one minute.

In the opposite direction, the Durg-Rajendranagar Special will arrive Bagdehi at 1.57 pm and Bamra at 2.08 pm.

In the return direction too the train will have stoppages of one minute at both the stations.

On getting a good response the stoppages would be made permanent, said a SER spokesman.

SER registers remarkable growth in freight earning

South Eastern Railway has loaded 64.96 million tonnes ( MT ) of freight in the first four months i.e. April to July of the current financial year ( 2021-22), registering a growth of 42.08 per cent in comparison with the corresponding period of last financial year.

There is also a rise of 49.44 per cent in originating freight revenue in comparison to the first four months of the last fiscal.

During April to July 2021, the revenue generation from originating freight loading was Rs 5327.54 crores against Rs. 3565.03 crores in the same period of the previous year.

The main commodities of freight led during the first four months of 2021-22 comprised iron-ore, coal, pig iron, finished steel, cement, fertilizer and petroleum products.

SER has loaded 37.14 million tonnes of iron-ore during this period, which is 31 more than the corresponding period of previous fiscal.

Despite the pandemic situation especially during the first two months of the current financial year, SER has continued with freight transportation to keep the supply chain intact and has registered a steady growth both in loading and revenue generation.

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