Jamshedpur : Train services on the Kharagpur-Chakradharpur section of South Eastern Railway (SER) will remain affected for three days from February 21 owing to urgent re-installation of steel girders of a bridge between Balasore and Haldipada stations in Kharagpur-Bhadrak section.
This unprecedented hurdle, is expected to last for 49 hours or so, compelling several trains to run on a diverted route in the Kharagpur and Chakradharpur railway sections. Railway officials at Garden Reach, headquarters of South Eastern Railway said that a dozen-odd mail, express and passenger trains plying in the Kharagpur-Bhadrak section will remain cancelled on February 22 and 23. But, none of the trains will remain cancelled on the main line running between Kharagpur-Tatanagar and Chakradharpur.
A spokesperson of South Eastern Railway said that a notification in this regard was issued today. As per the notification the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express ( Dn) will run on a diverted route on February 21 and 22. Instead of travelling via Tatanagar, the train will
run through Jharsuguda, Sambalpur and Angul. The Up train leaving Puri will also run on a diverted route on February 22 and 23.
Similarly, the Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Superfast Express ( Dn) will run on a diverted route after reaching Tatanagar. The train will travel through Dongaposi railway section and not touch Kharagpur, which is its normal route. The Up train will also run on the same diverted route on February 22 and 23 and not travel via Kharagpur due to the traffic block.
The Guwahati-Chennai Weekly Express will run via Asansol, Tatanagar and Jharsuguda instead of its normal route of Sambalpur and Titlagarh. Movement of a couple of other express and passenger trains will be affected for three days between February 21 and 23 due to the rail block at the Kharagpur-Bhadrak section of South Eastern Railway.