BHUBANESWAR: A weekly Express train between Purulia (West Bengal) and Villupuram (Tamil Nadu) will be introduced on April 21. The train will have several stoppages in the State and hence benefit the people travelling between West Bengal and Tamil Nadu through Odisha.
The train will stop at Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Berhampur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Balasore, Belda, Hijli, Midnapur, Bishnupur, Bankura and Adra between its origin and destination. It will have one AC-2 tier, an AC-3 tier, six sleeper class coaches, six general compartments and two guard-cum-luggage vans.
The Purulia-Villupuram-Purulia Weekly Express was first inaugurated from Purulia as a special train. However, regular service of the train (number 22606/22605) will commence from Villupuram on April 21 and from Purulia on April 23. From Villupuram side, it will start at 10.40 am on Saturdays and arrive at Purulia at 11.10 pm the next day. In the return direction, the train will leave Purulia at 10.35 am on Mondays and reach Villupuram at 11 pm the following day.