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 Palasa to Balasore - Yesvantpur Howrah Weekly SF Special Fare Special (06597) and Visakhapatnam Digha Weekly SF Special (08564).
Palasa to Balasore Yesvantpur Howrah Weekly SF Special Fare Special (06597) departs from Palasa station (PSA) at and arrives Balasore station (BLS) at . This train has 6 stoppages.
Palasa to Balasore Visakhapatnam Digha Weekly SF Special (08564) departs from Palasa station (PSA) at and arrives Balasore station (BLS) at . This train has 6 stoppages.
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 Palasa to Balasore - Ernakulam Howrah Antyodaya Special Fare Special (02878).
Palasa to Balasore Ernakulam Howrah Antyodaya Special Fare Special (02878) departs from Palasa station (PSA) at and arrives Balasore station (BLS) at . This train has 7 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 Palasa to Balasore - Secunderabad Shalimar SF Special Fare Special (02450).
Palasa to Balasore Secunderabad Shalimar SF Special Fare Special (02450) departs from Palasa station (PSA) at and arrives Balasore station (BLS) at . This train has 7 stoppages. Palasa to Balasore sampark-kranti fare is Rs.180 in Second Seater for this train.
Humsafar trains are long distance superfast trains that traverses overnight journeys. This is a new concept by the Indian Railways. Some Humsafar trains also run for more than 24 hours. Keeping in mind the middle class travellers, Humsafar was launched last year by the Former Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu. It has only Third AC class coach and have optional meal service. This train follows dynamic pricing meaning fare increases as the seat availability decreases. However, these trains hold lesser priority than Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. Humsafar trains are equipped with modern day amenities and enhanced safety features. There are CCTV cameras fitted in every coach of Humsafar trains and there are charging points for each berth. One can also see current running speed of train on the LEDs fitted above doors. These trains are characterized by beautiful graffiti paint with vibrant sky blue color on outer surface of coaches. 1 humsafar train runs from Palasa to Balasore - Yesvantpur Howrah Humsafar Express (22888).
Palasa to Balasore Yesvantpur Howrah Humsafar Express (22888) departs from Palasa station (PSA) at and arrives Balasore station (BLS) at . This train has 6 stoppages. Palasa to Balasore humsafar fare is Rs.880 in Third AC for this train.