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. 1 covid train runs from Balasore to Adra Jn - Villupuram Purulia SF Special (06170).
Balasore to Adra Jn Villupuram Purulia SF Special (06170) departs from Balasore station (BLS) at and arrives Adra Jn station (ADRA) at . This train has 7 stoppages.
Rajdhani express are premium category trains by the Indian Railways that redefines luxury travelling in India. It is a fully air-conditioned train which connects country capital (Delhi) with state capitals. That is why they are called 'Rajdhani' which translates to 'Capital' in English. These train runs at very high speed and therefore it usually takes least time to reach destination compared to other trains on the same route. Mumbai rajdhani is the fastest rajdhani train which attains a maximum speed of 140 kmph on some stretch. Rajdhani Express offers catering facilities inside the train the fare of which is included in ticket fare. Rajdhani trains have 3 classes - First AC (1A), AC II-tier (2A) and AC III-tier (3A) only and they are coupled with LHB coaches that have higher safety features. The ticket fare for Rajdhani is maximum amongst all trains on the same route and has dynamic fare (Flexi Fare) system. Waitlisted passengers are strictly not allowed inside this train. Rajdhani train coaches are usually painted in red with a grey colored strip outside. 1 rajdhani train runs from Balasore to Adra Jn - Bhubaneswar New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Adra) (22811).
Balasore to Adra Jn Bhubaneswar New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Adra) (22811) departs from Balasore station (BLS) at and arrives Adra Jn station (ADRA) at . This train has 3 stoppages. Balasore to Adra Jn rajdhani fare is Rs.1630 in First AC, Rs.625 in Third AC and Rs.855 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani again runs in pair of two throughout the week. That means it runs as train number 22823/24 on 4 days of the week and as train number 22811/12 on remaining days of the week. Running as train number 22811/12 it takes 22 hours and 45 minutes to reach destination while running as train number 22823/24 it takes 24 hours and 20 minutes to reach destination. Rajdhani 22823/24 runs via Tatanagar and steel city Bokaro while its counter Rajdhani runs via Adra, Bankura and does not cover steel city.
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 Balasore to Adra Jn - Bhubaneswar New Delhi Duronto Express (12281).
Balasore to Adra Jn Bhubaneswar New Delhi Duronto Express (12281) departs from Balasore station (BLS) at and arrives Adra Jn station (ADRA) at . This train has 1 stoppages. Balasore to Adra Jn duronto fare is Rs.1560 in First AC, Rs.625 in Third AC, Rs.855 in Second AC and Rs.260 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also. Bhubaneshwar Duronto is the fastest train from Delhi to Bhubaneshwar. There are other Rajdhani trains and superfast express trains too connecting Bhubaneswar and New Delhi. Bhubaneshwar which is known for temples and museums seeks large number of visitors every year. Bhubaneshwar and Puri are two of the main cities of Odisha. This Duronto is also popular and preferred one among the devotees who seeks to visit the holy place - Jagannath Puri.
The concept of Garib Rath started with the vision to provide air conditioned berths at a comparatively low price for the people who could not afford to travel in AC coaches. Garib-rath phrase translates to poor man's chariot in English. The fare in this train is almost two-thirds of regular third ac fare. Usually Garib Rath have Third AC (3A) class only excepting some 1-2 trains which also have Chair Car (CC) class. The compartments of these train coaches have 9 berths making an extra space for side middle berth which is not there in any other train in India. In case passengers want to have bedrolls they need to pay separately for it. Some garib-raths run as fast as rajdhani, but they have lesser priority for track clearance compared to them. These trains are painted green with a yellow colored strip along the window panes. 1 garib-rath train runs from Balasore to Adra Jn - Bhubaneswar New Delhi Duronto Special (02209).
Balasore to Adra Jn Bhubaneswar New Delhi Duronto Special (02209) departs from Balasore station (BLS) at and arrives Adra Jn station (ADRA) at . This train has 1 stoppages.
Sampark Kranti is a series of express trains in India that connects different states of India to the national capital - New Delhi. Sampark in Hindi means connectivity while Kranti is also a word in Hindi language meaning revolution. Thus these trains have revolutionized the state connectivity with center. These trains have a combination of all the classes - AC, Sleeper and Unreserved coaches. Sampark Kranti trains are for long distance journeys. These trains are named after states and Sampark Kranti train for a particular state has most of the stoppages in that state only. 1 sampark-kranti train runs from Balasore to Adra Jn - Bhubaneswar New Delhi Rajdhani Special (via Adra) (02825).
Balasore to Adra Jn Bhubaneswar New Delhi Rajdhani Special (via Adra) (02825) departs from Balasore station (BLS) at and arrives Adra Jn station (ADRA) at . This train has 3 stoppages. Balasore to Adra Jn sampark-kranti fare is Rs.1255 in First AC, Rs.555 in Third AC and Rs.760 in Second AC for this train.