Keeping in view the public demand, East Coast Railway decided to reoperate Vistadome coach to an Araku train from Visakhapatnam. The service of the coach was halted for a few days due to cancellation of the train in view of track maintenance works. The coach is attached to a special train between Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur to provide a comfortable journey to the travelling public, particularly tourists.
The train 08516 Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur special express leavess Visakhapatnam daily from Thursday at 6.45am till February 28. It reaches Jagdalpur on the same day at 14.25pm. In return the train 08515 Jagdalpur-Visakhapatnam special express leaves Jagdalpur daily at 9.55am from January 2 to March 1. It reaches Visakhapatnam on the same day at 8.20pm.
The pair of trains have stoppages at Simhachalam, Kothavalasa, Srungavarapukota, Borraguhalu Araku, Koraput, Jeypore and Kotpar Road between Visakhapatnam and Jagdalpur Passengers are requested to strictly follow all the health protocols before undertaking journey in the wake of Covid-19 Pandemic.
Passengers are also requested to convey their accurate mobile number while purchasing a railway ticket to receive SMS alert in time if there is any update about train services like train cancellation, change of timings, according to AK Tripathi, senior divisional commercial manager, Waltair division.
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