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East Coast Railway cancels 68 trains on Sunday for 'Janata Curfew' amid COVID-19 scare

The ECoR had cancelled several pairs of trains as the number of passengers dropped following cancellation of tickets owing to coronavirus threat.

Published: 21st March 2020 09:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2020 09:39 PM   |  A+A-

People seen with Mask at Chennai Central Railway Station on Monday

Representational image. (Photo | Ashwin Prasath/EPS)

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has cancelled 68 Express and Passenger trains
originating between the midnight of Saturday till 10 pm on Sunday and rescheduled four others following the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Janata Curfew as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The Prime Minister has called for the curfew on Sunday and urged people to cooperate with the government in containment of the virus by remaining in their homes.

The ECoR had cancelled several pairs of trains as the number of passengers dropped following cancellation of tickets owing to coronavirus threat. The Railways have also appealed to all passengers to avoid non-essential travel.

Originating trains cancelled from Puri

  1. Puri-Chennai Express

  2. Puri-Howrah Dhauli Express

  3. Puri-Sambalpur Inter City Express

Originating trains cancelled from Bhubaneswar

  1. Bhubaneswar-Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express

  2. Bhubaneswar-Anand Vihar (New Delhi) Odisha Sampark Kranti Express

  3. Bhubaneswar-Bangalore Prashanti Express

  4. Bhubaneswar-Bangiriposi Express

  5. Bhubaneswar-Balangir Inter City Express

  6. Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Inter City Express

  7. Bhubaneswar-Tirupati Express

Originating trains cancelled from Sambalpur

  1. Sambalpur-Puri Inter City Express

  2. Sambalpur-Rayagada Inter City Express

  3. Sambalpur-Nanded Nagavali Express

Originating trains cancelled from Rayagada

  • Rayagada-Sambalpur Intercity Express

Originating trains cancelled from Balangir

  • Balangir-Bhubaneswar Intercity Express

Originating trains cancelled from Visakhapatnam

  1. Visakhapatnam-Bhubaneswar Intercity Express

  2. Visakhapatnam-Paradeep Express

  3. Visakhapatnam-Kirandul Express

At least eight trains will remain cancelled on different days due to the cancellation of the trains from different originating stations for Janata curfew. Local passenger trains will also be cancelled on March 22.

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