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 Puri to Cuttack - Puri Cuttack Express Special (08432) and Puri Jodhpur Weekly SF Special (02093).
Puri to Cuttack Puri Cuttack Express Special (08432) departs from Puri station (PURI) at and arrives Cuttack station (CTC) at . This train has 20 stoppages.
Puri to Cuttack Puri Jodhpur Weekly SF Special (02093) departs from Puri station (PURI) at and arrives Cuttack station (CTC) at . This train has 3 stoppages.
Shatabdi express is a premium category full air-conditioned train that connects important cities of India. These are the fastest trains in India which can run at over 150 kmph. These trains runs for short distances only and are not for overnight journeys. Shatabdi trains have only seating arrangements. They are equipped with safer LHB coaches. The first Shatabdi Express train was introduced in 1988 to commemorate the birth centenary of Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. These train offers catering facilities and the food fare is included in ticket cost. Shatabdi trains have classes Chair Car (CC) and Executive Class(EC). These are best alternative to bus journeys. 2 shatabdi trains run from Puri to Cuttack - Dhauli SF Special (02088) and Puri Howrah Shatabdi Express (12278).
Puri to Cuttack Dhauli SF Special (02088) departs from Puri station (PURI) at and arrives Cuttack station (CTC) at . This train has 3 stoppages. Puri to Cuttack shatabdi fare is Rs.315 in Chair Car and Rs.95 in Second Seater for this train which includes meal charges also.
Puri to Cuttack Puri Howrah Shatabdi Express (12278) departs from Puri station (PURI) at and arrives Cuttack station (CTC) at . This train has 2 stoppages. Puri to Cuttack shatabdi fare is Rs.325 in Chair Car and Rs.670 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. Howrah Puri Shatabdi Express (12277/78) is the fastest train connecting Kolkata to Puri. It connects some of the major stations namely Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Kharagpur Jn etc. There are numerous Puri special trains running on this route dedicated solely to connect Howrah and Puri. There are Rath Yatra special trains too that halts at Puri Junction. On June 15, 2016 mandatory catering was made optional as a trial run in 2 Rajdhani and 2 Shatabdi trains including this Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express for 45 days for the first time.
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 Puri to Cuttack - Puri Howrah Garib Rath Express (12882).
Puri to Cuttack Puri Howrah Garib Rath Express (12882) departs from Puri station (PURI) at and arrives Cuttack station (CTC) at . This train has 3 stoppages. Puri to Cuttack garib-rath fare is Rs.255 in Third AC for this train.
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