In order to eliminate the rush of passengers, the railway authorities have decided to run some special trains.
Train No. 06185 Trivandrum – The Malda Town Summer Special leaves Trivandrum on May 8th (Saturday) and May 11th (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. It will arrive in Visakhapatnam at 11:50 p.m. the next day and depart at 12:10 a.m. (after midnight) to reach the city of Malda at 8:10 p.m. on the third day of its journey.
On the return journey, the summer special 06186 leaves Malda Town – Trivandrum Malda Town on May 11th (Tuesday) and May 14th (Friday) at 7.45pm. It will arrive in Visakhapatnam at 3:35 p.m. the next day and leave at 3:55 p.m. to reach Trivandrum at 11:10 p.m. on the third day of its trip.
According to AK Tripathi, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager for the Waltair Division of the East Coast Railway, these trains will have 12 sleeper-class coaches, six second-class coaches, and vans with two baggage and handicap brakes.
The trains stop en route at Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Palasa, Srikakulam Road, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and Duvvada stations.
Mysore – Danapur Special
Train No. 07327 Mysuru – Danapur Summer Special Express leaves Mysuru on May 7th (Friday) at 9:20 p.m. and arrives in Danapur on May 9 (Sunday) at 8:45 p.m. for only one trip. The train stops in Visakhapatnam (7.45pm / 8.15pm on May 8th) and Khurda Road (1.40am / 1.50am) and Bhadrak (5.43am / 5.45pm on May 9th). The train will have 23 coaches, including 12 sleeping cars, nine second class coaches and two second class baggage cars.
Train No. 07361 Vasco-da-Gama – The Summer Express Express from Danapur leaves Vasco on May 8th (Saturday) at 4pm and arrives in Danapur on May 10th (Monday) at 8.45pm for just one trip. The one-way street will stop at Visakhapatnam (7.45pm / 8.15pm on May 9th) and on Khurda Road (1.40am / 1:50pm) in Bhadrak (5.43am / 5.45pm on May 10th). This train will have 23 buses, consisting of one II-tier AC, two III-tier AC, six sleeping cars, 12 second-class buses and two second-class baggage cars.
Railway authorities have urged passengers to strictly adhere to all safety protocols such as wearing a mask, disinfecting their hands and maintaining social distance before and during the journey after the COVID-19 pandemic.