Various State Governments in India have implemented lockdowns and a lot of rush has been witnessed in various pockets of the country. The East Coast Railway (ECoR) Waltair Division headquartered at Visakhapatnam has decided to continue special trains on the Mysuru-Danapur route. Due to the lockdown in Odisha, the cancellation of the Visakhapatnam-Raipur train has been extended. Also, read along to know health protocols by various states to curb the Covid spread. All passengers are requested to be aware of the health protocols while travelling.
Cancellation of Visakhapatnam-Raipur-Visakhapatnam Extended (Train No. 08528/08527)
Due to the complete lockdown announced by the Government of Odisha owing to a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Visakhapatnam-Raipur-Visakhapatnam special trains by ECoR continue to be cancelled as detailed below:
Train No. 08528 Visakhapatnam-Raipur special train leaving Visakhapatnam from 10 to 14 May 2021 is still cancelled. The train originally left Visakhapatnam at 04:25 AM and reached Raipur at 08:00 PM.
Train No. 08527 Raipur-Visakhapatnam special train leaving Raipur from 10 to 14 May 2021 remains cancelled. The train originally left Raipur at 05:30 AM and reached Visakhapatnam at 06:40 PM.
Running of Mysuru-Danapur Summer Special Express (Train No. 07314) (ONE WAY)
Train No. 07314 Mysuru-Danapur Summer Special Express will leave Mysuru at 11.00 AM on 13 May 2021 and will reach Danapur at 08:45 PM on 15 May 2021. The train will make one trip only.
The one-way special will have a halt at Visakhapatnam from 07:55 to 08:15 PM on 14 May 2021, Khurda Road from 01:40 to 01:50 AM and Bhadrak from 05:43 to 05:45 AM on 15 May 2021 over the East Coast Railway.
The train will have a composition of 23 coaches comprising 14 sleeper coaches, 7 second class coaches and 2 second class luggage cum brake vans.
WALTAIR RAILWAY DIVISION APPEALS PASSENGERS TO FOLLOW TRAVEL HEALTH PROTOCOL
As many state governments are issuing health advisories and adopting various measures to combat the spread of the pandemic, passengers should invariably follow such protocols at originating and destination stations.
The Government of Goa, as part of its efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, issued directives that it is mandatory for all long-distance train passengers reaching Goa state from other states should possess an RT-PCR negative test report, for a test conducted within 72 hours of such train departure, with immediate effect.
Recently Government of Odisha, West Bengal and NCT of Delhi also issued such directives. Hence, Visakhapatnam passengers travelling these special trains are requested by ECoR to update themselves on the information before the commencement of their journey to avoid inconvenience.