Indian Railways to upgrade Puri railway station; full list of trains temporarily cancelled, short-terminated

By: | Published: September 10, 2018 4:34 PM

At the time when the railway station undergoes restructuring work, the capacity of the railway station to handle the present number of trains will get reduced. Therefore, to avoid mass disruption of train services and to avoid large-scale inconvenience to passengers, instead of cancelling all the train services, only a few trains have been cancelled.

Indian Railways is all set to upgrade Puri railway station in Odisha.

Indian Railways Puri Station: Indian Railways is all set to upgrade Puri railway station in Odisha. From September 12, 2018, the Puri railway station will undergo massive overhaul and modification work, which will result in temporary cancellation and short-termination of train services for around 10 to 12 days. The massive overhaul work of a railway station involves signalling changes, shifting of yard layout, changes in overhead wire equipment and points and sleepers of tracks. According to Indian Railways, at the time when the railway station undergoes restructuring work, the capacity of the railway station to handle the present number of trains will get reduced. Therefore, in order to avoid mass disruption of train services and to avoid large-scale inconvenience to passengers, instead of cancelling all the train services, only a few trains have been cancelled.

Below is the full list of trains that will be cancelled and short-terminated temporarily because of the upgradation work at Puri railway station:

Cancellation of trains
Train No.Train NameDate of Cancellation
12882Puri-Howrah Bi-weekly ExpressSeptember 17, 19, 24
12881Howrah-Puri Bi-weekly ExpressSeptember 18, 20, 25
22883Puri-Yeshvantpur Garib Rath ExpressSeptember 14 and 21
22884Yeshvantpur-Puri Garib Rath ExpressSeptember 15 and 22
22859Puri-Chennai Central ExpressSeptember 16 and 19
22860Chennai Central-Puri ExpressSeptember 17 and 24
18405Puri-Ahmedabad ExpressSeptember 12 and 19
18406Ahmedabad-Puri ExpressSeptember 14 and 21
12888Puri-Howrah ExpressSeptember 16 and 23
12887Howrah-Puri ExpressSeptember 17 and 24
12993Gandhidham-Puri ExpressSeptember 14 and 21
12994Puri-Gandhidham ExpressSeptember 17 and 24
22973Gandhidham-Puri Express via VizianagaramSeptember 12 and 19
22974Puri-Gandhidham ExpressSeptember 15 and 22
12145Lokmanya Tilka Terminus – Puri ExpressSeptember 16, 2018
12146Puri – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus ExpressSeptember 18, 2018
22201Sealdah – Puri ExpressSeptember 14, 17, 19, 21
22202Puri – Sealdah ExpressSeptember 15, 18, 20, 22
12278Puri-Howrah Shatabdi ExpressSeptember 15 and 22
12277Howrah-Puri ExpressSeptember 15 and 22
8091Bhanjpur-Puri Special TrainSeptember 14 and 21
8092Puri-Bhanjpur Special TrainSeptember 15 and 22
58131Rourkela-Puri PassengerSeptember 14 to 24
58132Puri-Rourkela PassengerSeptember 15 to 25
58403/58404Khurda Road-Puri-Khurda Road PassengerSeptember 14 to 24
58409/58410Khurda Road-Puri-Khurda Road PassengerSeptember 14 to 24
58431/58432Khurda Road-Nayagarh Town-Khurda Road PassengerSeptember 14 to 24

 

Short-termination of trains
Train No.Train NameCancelled BetweenDate of Short-termination
12277Howrah-Puri Shatabdi ExpressBhubaneswar-PuriSeptember 14 to 24 except 15 and 22
12278Puri-Howarh Shatabdi ExpressPuri-BhubaneswarSeptember 15 to 25 except 15 and 22
12821/12822Howrah-Puri Duronto ExpressPuri-BhubaneswarSeptember 13 to 24
18303/18304Sambalpur-Puri-Sambalpur ExpressKhurda Road – Puri – Khurda RoadSeptember 14 to 24
17480Tirupati-Puri ExpressKhurda Road – PuriSeptember 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22
17479Puri-Tirupati ExpressKhurda Road – PuriSeptember 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23
58001/58002Howrah-Puri-Howrah PassengerKhurda Road – Puri – Khurda RoadSeptember 14 to 24
58413/58414Talcher-Puri PassengerBhubaneswar-Puri-BhubaneswarSeptember 14 to 24
58418Gunupur-Puri PassengerPalasa to GunupurSeptember 19 to 24
58417Puri-Gunupur PassengerGunupur to PalasaSeptember 20 to 24

Here are some benefits of the restructuring of the Puri railway station:

  • At present, platform lines number 7 and 8 can accommodate 22 and 18 coaches respectively. After the restructuring work, the capacity to accommodate coaches will go up to 26.
  • A new engine shunting line will be constructed, giving a berthing place to the engine, which will help in reducing delays and infructuous movements as now engines have to travel a bit of distance to be berthed, constricting train movement capacity.
  • For maintenance, a new integrated Pit line is being commissioned, which will add to maintenance capacity of Puri railway station. Also, now additional trains can be maintained. It will be the fifth integrated Pit Line at Puri.
  • Also, a “Shunting Neck” or a line for Intra-Yard operations will be introduced to help in isolating Puri railway station movement from a nearby level crossing which always had to be closed for train movement. With this, many Puri residents, as well as tourists, will be benefitted as the road connecting the level crossing is very popular.
  • The entire station movement at Puri railway station for internal operations of engines, empty coaches, other miscellaneous non-passenger movements, etc. will now be controlled by signals. This move will give more safety focus to internal non-passenger movements of the national transporter.
  • The motive behind the station restructuring is to improve the flexibility of train operations and to enhance the operational capacity as well as train handling.
  • With this upgradation, it is expected that at least 4 pairs of extra trains can be handled at Puri railway station. This will also offer some relief to operational capacity, which at present is highly constricted. However, because of this, there will be a disruption in train services on a temporary basis for about a fortnight or so.

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