The Railways announces special trains for Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha.

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The Railways announces special trains for Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha.

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Nearly 30,000 devotees of Lord Jagannath from north coastal Andhra Pradesh are expected to attend annual Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha. The nine-day annual yatra will begin on July 14.

To clear the extra rush of passengers at the railway stations in the Waltair division of East Coast Railway (ECoR), the Railways has decided to run special trains from Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts to Puri.

According to railway officials here, train 08907 Visakhapatnam-Puri special will leave Visakhapatnam on July 13 at 2.30pm and will reach Puri in the early hours of July 14 at 1.15am. In the return direction, the train 08908 Puri-Visakhapatnam will leave Puri on July 15 at 12.30am and reach Visakhapatnam on the same day at 10.55am.

Special train 08907 Visakhapatnam-Puri special will leave Visakhapatnam on July 21 at 2.30pm and will reach its destination in the early hours of July 22 at 01.15am. In the return direction, train 08908 Puri-Visakhapatnam will leave Puri on July 23 at 12.30am and reach the city on the same day at 10.55pm.

Train 08907 Visakhapatnam-Puri special will leave Visakhapatnam on July 23 at 11.30am and reach Puri on the same day at 7.00pm. In return direction, the train 08908 Puri-Visakhapatnam will leave Puri on July 24 at 1 am and reach Visakhapatnam on the same day at 10.55pm.

Speaking to, a senior railway official said that the passengers usually use this opportunity to meet their relatives in Odisha. Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Palasa, Sompeta, Tekkali and Ichapuram stations are expected to witness higher demand for the special trains, the officer added.

Source: TOI

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