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BALU/Balugaon (4 PFs)
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Banpur-Balugaon Rd, Balugaon, Khordha District, 752030
State: Odisha

Elevation: 9 m above sea level
Zone: ECoR/East Coast   Division: Khurda Road

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Apr 22 2021 (17:26) Visakhapatnam to Bhubaneswar Konark Express timings revised (www.yovizag.com)
Other News
ECoR/East Coast
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News Entry# 449356  Blog Entry# 4945195   
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Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Train Tag: Konark Express/11019 removed by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Train Tag: Jasidih - Tambaram (Ratna) Weekly SF Special/02376 removed by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Train Tag: Tambaram - Jasidih (Ratna) Weekly SF Special/02375 removed by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Station Tag: Bhubaneswar/BBS added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Station Tag: Khurda Road Junction/KUR added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Station Tag: Balugaon/BALU added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Station Tag: Chatrapur/CAP added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Station Tag: Brahmapur/BAM added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Station Tag: Ichchapuram/IPM added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Station Tag: Sompeta/SPT added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Station Tag: Palasa/PSA added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Station Tag: Srikakulam Road/CHE added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Station Tag: Vizianagaram Junction/VZM added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Station Tag: Visakhapatnam Junction/VSKP added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Train Tag: Jasidih - Tambaram (Ratna) Weekly SF Special/02376 added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Train Tag: Tambaram - Jasidih (Ratna) Weekly SF Special/02375 added by I ❀️ train/2086136

Apr 22 2021 (17:26)
Train Tag: Konark Covid - 19 Special/01019 added by I ❀️ train/2086136
The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has revised the timings of CSMT Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Konark special express (11019) for Visakhapatnam and some other stations, which will come into effect from 12 April 2021.
The Bhubaneswar-bound Konark Express will reach Visakhapatnam at 3:45 PM and depart from that station at 4:05 PM. It will arrive at Vizianagaram Junction at 5:00 PM and leave from there by 5:05 PM. The train will reach the Srikakulam Road railway station at 6:00 PM and depart at 6:02 PM.Β 
After that, it will stop at Palasa railway station at 6:58
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PM and depart from there at 7:00 PM. The next station will be Sompet, where this train will arrive at 7:41 PM and leave at 7:43 PM. The train will reach Ichhapuram railway station at 7:56 PM and leave by 7:58 PM. Next, Konark Express will stop at Brahmapur railway station at 8:20 PM and depart from there by 8:30 PM. It will reach Chhatrapur station at 8:55 PM and depart at 8:57 PM; arrive at Balugaon at 9:43 PM and depart by 9:45 PM; reach Khurda Road at 10:25 PM and depart at 10:30 PM. At last, this train will reach Bhubaneswar railway station at 11:20 PM.Β 
Stoppage timings and arrival/departure timings are unchanged at all other stations for Konark Express. The timings of the reverse train from CSMT Mumbai to Bhubaneswar haven’t been changed either.Β Β 
Sep 26 2020 (20:52) ECoR: Additional Halts and Extension to Puri for Several Trains (twitter.com)
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ECoR/East Coast
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News Entry# 419602  Blog Entry# 4726292   
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Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Station Tag: Brahmapur/BAM added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Station Tag: Balugaon/BALU added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Station Tag: Khurda Road Junction/KUR added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Station Tag: Bhubaneswar/BBS added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Station Tag: Puri/PURI added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Guwahati - Bengaluru Cantt. (Kaziranga) COVID - 19 Special/02510 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. - Guwahati (Kaziranga) COVID- 19 Special/02509 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Tiruchchirappalli - Howrah COVID - 19 Special/02664 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Howrah - Tiruchchirappalli COVID - 19 Special/02663 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Falaknuma COVID - 19 Special/02704 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Falaknuma Covid - 19 SF Special/02703 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Konark Covid - 19 Special/01019 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Konark Covid - 19 Special/01020 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Khurda Road - Gandhidham COVID -19 SF Special/02974 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Gandhidham - Khurda Road COVID - 19 Special/02973 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Purushottam COVID - 19 Special/02802 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033

Sep 26 2020 (20:52)
Train Tag: Purushottam COVID - 19 Special/02801 added by IRI Mera Jaan 😍😍/2086033
Trains:  Konark Special/01019XXX   Konark Special/01020XX   Purushottam SF Special/02801   Purushottam SF Special/02802   Sealdah - Puri Duronto Special/02201   Puri - Sealdah Duronto Special/02202   Falaknuma SF Special/02703   Falaknuma SF Special/02704   Guwahati - Bengaluru Cantt SF Special/02510   Bengaluru Cantt. - Guwahati Special/02509   Durg - Puri Intercity Special/08426X   Puri - Durg Intercity Special/08425X   Howrah - Tiruchchirappalli SF Special/02663   Tiruchchirappalli - Howrah SF Special/02664   Korba - Visakhapatnam Special/08517   Visakhapatnam - Korba Special/08518   Puri - Ahmedabad SF Special (via Sambalpur)/08405K   Ahmedabad - Puri SF Special (via Sambalpur)/08406K   Puri - Ahmedabad SF Special (via Brahmapur)/02843   Ahmedabad - Puri SF Special (via Brahmapur)/02844   Puri - Okha Dwarka Express Special/08401XX   Okha - Puri Dwarka Express Special/08402XX   Puri - Gandhidham Weekly SF Special (via Vizianagaram)/02974   Gandhidham - Puri Weekly SF Special (via Vizianagaram)/02973  
East Coast Railway hass announced additional stoppages and extensions for several rains to Puri. These changes will take effect from 1st October 2020.
Below are the details of changes made:
Additional Stoppages for Special Trains
01. MUMBAI-BHUBANESWAR-MUMBAI SPECIAL KONARK EXPRESS-
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01019/01020 Mumbai-Bhubaneswar-Mumbai Special Konark Express will have additional stoppage at Balugaon, Chhatrapur and Brahmapur from both the directions.
02. SECUNDERABAD-HOWRAH-SECUNDERABAD FALAKNUMA SPECIAL
02704/02703 Secunderabad-Howrah-Secunderabad Falaknuma Special will have additional stoppage at Balugaon and Brahmapur from both the directions.
03. GUWAHATI-BANGALORE-GUWAHATI TRI-WEEKLY SPECIAL
02510/02509 Guwahati-Bangalore-Guwahati tri-weekly special will have additional stoppage at Balugaon and Brahmapur from both the directions.
04. HOWRAH-TIRUCHIRAPALLI-HOWRAH BI-WEEKLY SPECIAL
02663/02664 Howrah-Tiruchirapalli-Howrah bi-weekly special will have additional stoppage at Brahmapur from both the directions.
05. KHURDA ROAD-AHMEDABAD-KHURDA ROAD SPECIAL
02843/02844 Khurda Road-Ahmedabad-Khurda Road special will have additional stoppage at Kalupadaghat, Balugaon, Khalikote, Chhatrapur & Brahmapur from both the directions.
06. KHURDA ROAD-OKHA-KHURDA ROAD SPECIAL
02843/02844 Khurda Road-Okha-Khurda Road special will have additional stoppage at Balugaon & Chhatrapur from both the directions.
07. GANDHIDHAM-KHURDA ROAD-GANDHIDHAM SPECIAL
02973/02974 Gandhidham-Khurda Road-Gandhidham special will have additional stoppage at Balugaon, Chhatrapur & Muniguda from both the directions.
08. BHUBANESWAR-AHMEDABAD-BHUBANESWAR SPECIAL VIA SAMBALPUR
02843/02844 Bhubaneswar-Ahmedabad-Bhubaneswar special will have additional stoppage at Boinda, Rairakhol & Hirakud from both the directions.
09. BHUBANESWAR-DURG-BHUBANESWAR SPECIAL VIA SAMBALPUR
08425/08426 Bhubaneswar-Durg-Bhubaneswar special will have additional stoppage at Barpali, Badmal, Harishankar Road & Nawapara Road from both the directions.
10. VISAKHAPATNAM-KORBA-VISAKHAPATNAM SPECIAL
08518/08517 Visakhapatnam-Korba-Visakhapatnam Special will have additional stoppage at Muniguda & Harishankar Road from both the directions.
Extension of Trains to Puri
01. Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Special
02801/02802 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Special Purusottam Express leaving from both the directions w.e.f. 1st October, 2020 has been extended to Puri.
02. Bhubaneswar-Sealdah-Bhubaneswar Duronto Special
02202/02201 Bhubaneswar-Sealdah-Bhubaneswar Duronto Special from Sealdah w.e.f. 30th September and from Bhubaneswar w.e.f. 1st October, 2020 has been extended to Puri.
03. Bhubaneswar-Durg-Bhubaneswar Special
08425/08426 Bhubaneswar-Durg-Bhubaneswar Special both from Durg & Bhubaneswar w.e.f. 1st October, 2020 has been extended to Puri.
04. Khurda Road-Ahmedabad-Khurda Road Special
02843/02844 Khurda Road-Ahmedabad-Khurda Road Special both from Khurda Road & Ahmedabad w.e.f. 1st October, 2020 has been extended to Puri.
05. Bhubaneswar -Ahmedabad- Bhubaneswar Special
08405/08406 Bhubaneswar -Ahmedabad- Bhubaneswar Special from Bhubaneswar w.e.f. 30th September & from Ahmedabad w.e.f. 2nd October, 2020 has been extended to Puri.
06. Khurda Road-Okha-Khurda Road Special
08401/08402 Khurda Road-Okha-Khurda Road Special from Khurda Road/Puri w.e.f. 4th October & Okha w.e.f. 7th October, 2020 has been extended to Puri.
07. Khurda Road -Gandhidham- Khurda Road Special
02974/02973 Khurda Road -Gandhidham- Khurda Road Special from Gandhidham w.e.f. 1st October and from Khurda Road/Puri w.e.f. 3rd October, 2020 has been extended to Puri.
Jul 09 2020 (21:27) WITHDRAWAL OF STOPPAGES OF HOWRAH-SECUNDERABAD-HOWRAH SPECIAL (ser.indianrailways.gov.in)
Other News
SER/South Eastern
IR Press Release
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News Entry# 413557  Blog Entry# 4665629   
  Past Edits
Jul 09 2020 (21:27)
Station Tag: Brahmapur/BAM added by Forever Railfan/248735

Jul 09 2020 (21:27)
Station Tag: Balugaon/BALU added by Forever Railfan/248735

Jul 09 2020 (21:27)
Train Tag: Falaknuma COVID - 19 Special/02704 added by Forever Railfan/248735

Jul 09 2020 (21:27)
Train Tag: Falaknuma Covid - 19 SF Special/02703 added by Forever Railfan/248735
In view of growing cases of COVID-19 in Ganjam District of Odisha, it has been decided to withdraw the stoppages of 02703/02704 Howrah-Secunderabad-Howrah Special at Balugaon and Brahmapur with immediate effect till further advice.
Feb 05 2018 (15:12) Waiting for Godot: A tale of Intercity trains that never keep to timetables (m.timesofindia.com)
Major Accidents/Disruptions
ECoR/East Coast

News Entry# 328703   
  Past Edits
Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Chatrapur/CAP added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Khurda Road Junction/KUR added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Brahmapur/BAM added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Balugaon/BALU added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Dhenkanal/DNKL added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Talcher/TLHR added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Angul/ANGL added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Jharsuguda Junction/JSG added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Sambalpur Junction/SBP added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Rourkela Junction/ROU added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Baripada/BPO added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Balasore/BLS added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Jajpur Keonjhar Road/JJKR added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Bhadrak/BHC added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Cuttack Junction/CTC added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Station Tag: Bhubaneswar/BBS added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Train Tag: Bolangir - Bhubaneswar Superfast Express/12894 added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Train Tag: Bhubaneswar - Bolangir Superfast Express/12893 added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Train Tag: Sambalpur - Puri Intercity Express/18303 added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Train Tag: Sambalpur - Puri Intercity Express/18303 added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Train Tag: Bangriposi - Bhubaneswar Express/12891 added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Train Tag: Bhubaneswar - Visakhapatnam SF InterCity Express/22819 added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Train Tag: Visakhapatnam - Bhubaneswar Intercity Express/22820 added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Train Tag: Bhubaneswar - Visakhapatnam SF InterCity Express/22819 added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Train Tag: Bangriposi - Bhubaneswar Express/12891 added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Train Tag: Rourkela - Bhubaneswar Intercity Superfast Express/22839 added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710

Feb 05 2018 (15:12)
Train Tag: Rourkela - Koraput Express/18107 added by Afraaz suhail πŸš‚πŸš„πŸš…^~/1124710
BHUBANESAWR: Intercity trains are like fate itself. Everyone knows that they will arrive, but as to when, one can never be really sure. Cheaper than long-distance buses and certainly cheaper than a car for hire, these trains connect several stops with the state capital - forming the very artery of a state where most of the capital city workforce would prefer to go home to the districts at regular intervals. Yet if a timetable exists, the trains scarcely ever keep to it, plunging travellers into an uncertainty that they have had enough of. Harried to no end, most people have no option but to choose express and superfast trains for travel within the state.
But construction work and a host of other
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reasons have led to these trains being rescheduled, quite often of late. Deprived of their second and third options, many travellers have been left with no alternative.
"I always used to take the Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Intercity train to reach my school. The train is originally supposed to arrive at 9.08am at Balugaon, but sometimes it reaches at around 9.50am and even manages to arrive at 10am some times, which has become a big problem for me," said Chita Ranjan Rout, who stays in Bhubaneswar and works as a school teacher at Balugaon.
There are eight intercity trains running across the state and Andhra Pradesh -- seven of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) and one, the South Eastern Railway (SER). As many as 50,000 people can travel on these trains every day. Setting out from their originating stations between 4.20am and 7.35am, most of these trains are scheduled to return to them by afternoon. These timings, although, exist only on paper.
Train3 Needless to say, students and businessmen are the most affected. Youngsters in colleges these days complain of missing almost half of their first morning lecture, while traders lose precious time waiting for trains.
"I normally take the Sambalpur-Puri Intercity to visit Bhubaneswar and purchase cloth for my shop. But it reaches the capital late by almost an hour at times. It is a waste of time because the whole afternoon hour is spent in transit. So I have started travelling in a bus now, even though it takes longer," said Jatin Pradhan, a shop owner who lives at Angul.
For Bhagirathi Panda, a student from Ganjam, a superfast is only 'super fast' in name. "I travel to Berhampur for my banking coaching classes every day. But sometimes I get late due to the abysmal timings of the Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam train," he said.
The first Intercity train was started in 2001, between Sambalpur and Bhubaneswar, and was later extended to Puri due to popular demand. By 2003, two more - the Sambalpur-Rayagada and Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam - were running.
With trains that never keep to timetables, the troubles of the state's daily passenger know no bounds. Hemanta Pradhan takes a look
BHUBANESAWR: Intercity trains are like fate itself. Everyone knows that they will arrive, but as to when, one can never be really sure. Cheaper than long-distance buses and certainly cheaper than a car for hire, these trains connect several stops with the state capital - forming the very artery of a state where most of the capital city workforce would prefer to go home to the districts at regular intervals. Yet if a timetable exists, the trains scarcely ever keep to it, plunging travellers into an uncertainty that they have had enough of. Harried to no end, most people have no option but to choose express and superfast trains for travel within the state.
Train2
But construction work and a host of other reasons have led to these trains being rescheduled, quite often of late. Deprived of their second and third options, many travellers have been left with no alternative.
"I always used to take the Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Intercity train to reach my school. The train is originally supposed to arrive at 9.08am at Balugaon, but sometimes it reaches at around 9.50am and even manages to arrive at 10am some times, which has become a big problem for me," said Chita Ranjan Rout, who stays in Bhubaneswar and works as a school teacher at Balugaon.
There are eight intercity trains running across the state and Andhra Pradesh -- seven of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) and one, the South Eastern Railway (SER). As many as 50,000 people can travel on these trains every day. Setting out from their originating stations between 4.20am and 7.35am, most of these trains are scheduled to return to them by afternoon. These timings, although, exist only on paper.
Train3 Needless to say, students and businessmen are the most affected. Youngsters in colleges these days complain of missing almost half of their first morning lecture, while traders lose precious time waiting for trains.
"I normally take the Sambalpur-Puri Intercity to visit Bhubaneswar and purchase cloth for my shop. But it reaches the capital late by almost an hour at times. It is a waste of time because the whole afternoon hour is spent in transit. So I have started travelling in a bus now, even though it takes longer," said Jatin Pradhan, a shop owner who lives at Angul.
For Bhagirathi Panda, a student from Ganjam, a superfast is only 'super fast' in name. "I travel to Berhampur for my banking coaching classes every day. But sometimes I get late due to the abysmal timings of the Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam train," he said.
train4
The first Intercity train was started in 2001, between Sambalpur and Bhubaneswar, and was later extended to Puri due to popular demand. By 2003, two more - the Sambalpur-Rayagada and Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam - were running.
On February 8, 2006, the Balangir-Bhubaneswar Intercity was introduced to connect the western part of the state to the capital and quickly became one of the most popular local trains in the state.
The ECoR then introduced the Bhubaneswar-Bangiriposhi Intercity on March 30, 2007, closely followed by the Puri-Paradeep Intercity on January 4, 2009, and Visakhapatnam-Koraput on March 24, 2012. By then, the Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Superfast had already begun plying since December 2010.
A senior railway officer said there are several reasons which cause delay in trains but admitted that most are almost without exception, late. "Punctuality rate of all eight of these trains fall under 60 per cent to 80 per cent. This means that most of the trains are running anywhere between 30 minutes to one hour late," he said.
Sometimes, ECoR carries out modernization work at different railway sections, which in turn causes diversions or partial cancellations of trains. Fog, in winter, also creates problems when it comes to trains running at normal speed. Signal problems and lack of enough lines to pass multiple trains through also cause delays.
"In view of the delay of these trains, Umesh Singh, general manager of East Coast Railway (ECoR), has ordered a special drive to improve the punctuality of Intercity trains," said ECoR chief spokesperson J P Mishra.
Mishra reflected upon the intrinsic nature of the Intercity trains to the daily lives of those living in the city. "We have identified critical bottlenecks in the sections between Angul and Barang. Forest officials, for instance, block the Dhenkanal-Angul section for the safety of elephants that pass through. We are intensifying our safety drives and will mobilize our resources in this particular section to increase the punctuality of the trains," he added
Jan 31 2018 (14:59) Alert Gateman Averts Train Accident (ommcomnews.com)
Other News
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News Entry# 328274   
  Past Edits
Jan 31 2018 (14:59)
Station Tag: Balugaon/BALU added by Electrification of BAY~/36147
Stations:  Balugaon/BALU  
The presence of mind as well as prompt action of an alert gateman at Balugaon Level Crossing could avert a train mishap here on Tuesday. The goods train, reportedly got derailed between Balugoan and Chilika stations. The on-duty gateman of Balugaon Level Crossing, B. K. Sethi spotted a problem in a specific wagon of the goods train carrying dolomite from Biramitrapur in Sundergarh district to Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and alerted the locopilots who immediately stopped the train at around 11:55 am, a railway official informed.
No casualty has been reported in the incident. Accident Relief Train with manpower from Khurda Road rushed to the spot for restoration work.
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East Coast Railway (ECoR) has decided to felicitate the three prompt and alert staff, locopilot S.N. Patnaik, co-locopilot S.K. Sahoo and Sethi for showing their promptness in averting the accident, at its headquarters on Wednesday.
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