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●        225 Special Trains arranged for Rath Yatra Festival, this year.


●        205 Special Trains were announced earlier for Rath Yatra.


●        It was assured to run more Special Trains in view of rush and demands from devotees.


●        20 more Special Trains added for Sandhya Darshan, Bahuda Yatra & Suna Besha.

●        Both Reserved & Unreserved Special Trains provided for the convenience of pilgrims.

●        Special Trains from different parts of Odisha to Puri and from Visakhapatnam.

Bhubaneswar, 08.07.2022:


Ministry of Railways had earlier announced 205 Special Trains to and from Puri during Rath Yatra (Car Festival) period for smooth travel and convenience of the pilgrims. As Gundicha Yatra has already over, Special Trains were also planned to run for Sandhya Darsha, Bahuda Yatra and Suna Vesha and was assured to run more Special Trains in view of rush and demands from devotees. Expecting the gathering of more devotees during the above days, Railways have planned to run 20 more Special Trains including the running of Special Trains o­n the day after Suna Besha. 


For the convenience of the passengers, East Coast Railway has taken necessary steps to provide reserved Class Accommodation in some of the long distance Special Trains.


02891/02810 Bhubaneswar-Puri- Bhubaneswar daily Rath Yatra Special will leave from Bhubaneswar at 1005hrs and in return will leave Puri at 1510hrs between 1st to 11th July, 2022.


On Sandhya Darshan Day, i.e. o­n 8th July, 2022; 7 pairs (3 pairs from Mahipur & 4 pairs from Khurda Road) of Special Trains were earlier notified to run towards Puri and vice versa.


Apart from this, 08933/08934 Visakhapatnam-Puri-Visakhapatnam Special, 08937/08938 Junagarh Road-Puri-Junagarh Road Special, 08945/08946 Sambalpur-Puri- Sambalpur Special, 08941/08942 Gunupur-Puri-Gunupur Special were notified to run towards Puri and will return to their originating points.


On Bahuda Yatra, i.e. o­n 9th July, 2022; 10 pairs of Special Trains from Paradeep, Mahipur, Cuttack, Brahmapur, Bhadrak, Khurda Road, Keonjhargarh will run towards Puri and vice versa. Apart from the above, 05 additional Special Trains will go to Puri from Bhadrak, Cuttack, Khurda Road, Paradeep and Brahmapur for Bahuda Yatra. In the return direction, 8 additional Special Trains will leave from Puri towards Kendujhargarh, Brahmapur, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Paradeep and Khurda Road


On Sunavesha Day, i.e. o­n 10th July, 2022; 11 pairs of Special Trains from Paradeep, Mahipur, Cuttack, Brahmapur, Bhadrak, Khurda Road, Keonjhargarh will run towards Puri and vice versa.


These apart, 08971/08972 Junagarh Road-Puri-Junagarh Road Special, 08957/08958 Gunupur-Puri-Gunupur Special, 08979/08980 Sambalpur-Puri- Sambalpur Special, 08975/08976 Visakhapatnam-Puri-Visakhapatnam Special were earlier announced.


Apart from the above Special Trains, 8 additional Special Trains from Cuttack, Bhadrak, Brahmapur, Paradeep, Kendujhargarh and Khurda Road will run to Puri and in the return direction 8 additional Special Trains will leave from Puri towards Cuttack, Bhadrak, Brahmapur and Khurda Road directions.


On day after Sunavesha, i.e. o­n 11th July, 2022; 6 Special Trains will leave Puri towards Gunupur, Rayagada, Bhadrak, Visakhapatnam, Kendujhargarh and Mahipur and o­ne Special Train will run from Keonjhargarh to Puri. 08983 Puri-Sambalpur Special will leave Puri at 1200hrs o­n 11.07.2022 towards Sambalpur.


East Coast Railway runs highest ever Special Trains to Puri during Rath Yatra period. Additional 20 Special trains were provided this year for Bahuda and Suna Besha instead of the earlier planned Special Trains.


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