East Coast Railways (ECoR) on Wednesday declared to run eighty four special trains to Puri throughout the nine-day Rath Yatra 2014 expected to start from June 29 this year.
The trains would ply on four necessary days of Rath Yatra on the very first day that is June 29, ‘Sandhya Darshan’ which is the second phase on July 6, ‘Bahuda Yatra’ the third phase on July 7 and ‘Suna Vesha’ the fourth phase on July 8.The trains would be additional to the regular twenty five pairs of standard trains commuting to the pilgrim town.
It is additionally planned to run some special trains on July 9 the following day of ‘Suna Vesha’ to clear pilgrims burst out.
In order to handle an outsized variety of pilgrims, calculable to be in lakhs, around thirty five further price tag counters are going to be opened at Puri terminal.
Additional booking counters will be opened throughout peak hours at Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Khurda Road, Berhampur, Balugaon, Paradip, Jajpur, Keonjhar Road and Bhadrak stations.
While the time-table and routes of the trains would be advertised across necessary stations and locations in Puri, information pamphlets would be distributed to the passengers travelling through the Rath Yatra arrangements created by the Railways.