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Status of 2 trains changed from superfast to express category | India News – Times of India

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BHUBANESWAR: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has altered the numbers of 31 pairs of local passenger trains and six pairs of express and superfast trains. It has converted two superfast trains originating from Puri into the express category due to the late running of these trains.
According to an official notification, the status of the Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Superfast Express (12801/12802) and the Puri-Bangiriposi Superfast (12891/12892) has been changed from Superfast to the non-superfast or express category.The new number for the Purushottam Express is 18401/18402. Similarly, the Puri-Bangiriposi Express’s changed number is 18403/18404.
The 31 pairs were running as special trains since the Covid times. The number of these trains was starting with zero. Following the change, the number of local passenger trains will start with ‘5’ and ‘6’. The Bhubaneswar-Palasa MEMU’s previous number was ‘08443’, but now it has been changed to ‘68419’.
This new numbering system will be effective from July 1 of this year, according to the ECoR sources.





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