The Odisha Vande Bharat Express is supposed to start on 25th May, and it is one of a kind in Odisha. The Puri Howrah Vande Bharat Express holds a lot of expectations as it has cut down the travelling time by three hours.
The Vande Bharat Express is a flagship train launched by the Indian Railways, and it has completely changed the face of travel in India. Travel has become much more time efficient and, more than anything, convenient! The Howrah Puri Vande Bharat Express is the first in Odisha, and it has considerably reduced the travel time from 9 hours to 6 hours. There are 15 Vande Bharat Expresses all around the country, and there is a plan to implement 75 more.
One such route, which is supposed to start in May, is the Howrah Puri Vande Bharat Express! The government has planned that if this train can suffice the needs of the people, then there will be other genres of Vande Bharat Express that will connect Puri with other metro cities. The Shatabdi Express is the best for travel between Howrah and Puri, and the Odisha Vande Bharat Express is a direct competition.
Odisha Vande Bharat Train route
As you can see from the name itself, the Odisha Vande Bharat Express is supposed to run from Puri in Odisha to Howrah in Kolkata. The distance between the two spots is 499 Km, and the train is supposed to cover the same in just 6 hours. Odisha Vande Bharat Express will stop at some major stations like Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack and finally, Bhubaneswar. As of now, there has yet to be a declaration from the authorities as to whether it will stop at any other location, given that it is a super-fast train.
Odisha Vande Bharat Train Timing
The train will run from May, and only then will one be able to consolidate the perfect time for the train. However, the train is supposed to start from the Howrah station at 5:50 AM and reach Puri by 11:50 AM. It is a perfect time and will leave the travellers the entire day to spend in Puri. On the other hand, the Puri Vande Bharat Express, which will return to Howrah from Howrah, will start at 2:30 PM. It will reach the station at 8:30 PM sharp on the same day. Like most other Vande Bharat Express, this one will also run six days a week.
Odisha Vande Bharat Train Ticket Price
If you plan to book your tickets for the Odisha Vande Bharat Express, then there are two options. One is the AC chair car, which will cost you Rs. 1395. However, another option is the Executive Chair Car, which will cost you Rs. 2515 per person. The latter option is a premium ticket choice, costing more. The ticket price also includes the meals that will be served on the train, which is for both ticket variants. It is a completely air-conditioned express train and hence quite luxurious as well.