Indian Railways have started special trains to enable passengers to go from one city to another for COVID duration. These trains are rajdhani like trains and will be having only air conditioned classes. Only confirmed seats will be allotted in these trains. No waiting list or RAC tickets will be issued. No concessional fare allowed. Also Tatkal and Premium Tatkal quota booking wont be permitted in these trains. The passengers travelling on the train will be screened for coronavirus and those found asymptomatic will be allowed to travel.Railway board has also added that it will be mandatory for all the passengers to keep his or her mouth covered by a face cover. 2 covid trains run from Badnera Jn to Rourkela - Porbandar Santragachi Kavi Guru SF Special (09093) and Porbandar Howrah SF Special Fare Special (09205).
Badnera Jn to Rourkela Porbandar Santragachi Kavi Guru SF Special (09093) departs from Badnera Jn station (BD) at and arrives Rourkela station (ROU) at . This train has 9 stoppages.
Badnera Jn to Rourkela Porbandar Howrah SF Special Fare Special (09205) departs from Badnera Jn station (BD) at and arrives Rourkela station (ROU) at . This train has 11 stoppages.
Duronto express is a newer premium class of train which runs as fast as Rajdhanis. Duronto word comes from restless in Bengali as these trains had no intermediate commercial stops when they started. But since Indian Railways incurred losses for these trains, some technical stops were converted to commercial stops. On some routes (such as Delhi-Kolkata) they take lesser time than corresponding Rajdhani express. Unlike rajdhani some durontos also have non-air conditioned sleeper class. Thus, Duronto trains have classes First AC (1A), AC II-tier, AC III-tier and Sleeper. Bed-rolls in sleeper class of Mixed Duronto Express trains will be supplied to passengers on demand, on payment of stipulated charges. Duronto trains are distinguished by vibrant and colorful vinyl coating on the outer surface of the coaches. 1 duronto train runs from Badnera Jn to Rourkela - Gitanjali SF Special (02259).
Badnera Jn to Rourkela Gitanjali SF Special (02259) departs from Badnera Jn station (BD) at and arrives Rourkela station (ROU) at . This train has 11 stoppages. Badnera Jn to Rourkela duronto fare is Rs.1430 in Third AC, Rs.2015 in Second AC and Rs.525 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also.