Many trains had been cancelled by the Indian railways due to poor occupancy rate of passengers amid an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases all over the country specially the Chennai and Kolkata region.
Train Timings and Stoppages
The train 02543 Howrah Chennai Coromandel SF Special will depart from its base station Howrah Jn (HWH) at 03:30 pm and reach the destination station Chennai Central (MAS) at 04:50 pm the next day. This train will have stops at Kharagpur Jn, Balasore, Bhadrak, Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur, Visakhapatnam, Tadepalligudem, Eluru and Vijayawada Jn. This train will start its operations from 3rd July, 2021 and run daily.
On the return journey the train 02544 Chennai Howrah Coromandel SF Special will depart from its base station Chennai Central (MAS) at 07:00 am and reach the destination station Howrah Jn (HWH) at 10:35 am the next day. Enroute this train will halt at Ongole, Vijayawada Jn, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Visakhapatnam, Brahmapur, Bhubaneswar, Bhadrak, Balasore, Kharagpur Jn and Santragachi Jn. This train will start its operations from 4th July, 2021 and run daily.
Railways has suffered various disruptions throughout 2020 and 2021 starting with the nationwide lockdown that was imposed from March 25, 2020. However the railways resumed operations in a staggered manner with the start of Shramik Special to help stranded migrant workers to reach their home states from May 1, 2020.
Indian Railway is hoping to restore its passenger train services to almost pre Covid-19 levels, provided India gets control of the virus which is ravaging the country in a deadly second wave. These trains are also likely to be special trains only and not regular passenger services.
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