PATNA: Railways has decided to run a biweekly special passenger train (09269/09270) between Muzaffarpur and Porbandar from January 21. It will run via Bapudham Motihari-Bettiah-Narkatiaganj-Gorakhpur-Lucknow-Bareilly-Delhi and Jaipur.
ECR chief public relations officer (CPRO) Rajesh Kumar said the train will leave Porbandar every Thursday and Friday at 7.40pm and reach Muzaffarpur every Saturday and Sunday at 6.59pm. On its return journey, it will leave Muzaffarpur every Sunday and Monday at 3.15pm and reach Porbandar every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10.51am. It will have one 2AC, five 3AC, 10 sleeper class and four general coaches, one pantry car and a brake van.
Besides, railways has extended the run of Darbhanga-Pune special (01033/01034) till April 2.
The CPRO said railways has provided stoppage of Bhagalpur-Anand Vihar special train (02367/02368) at Barahiya station under Danapur division of the ECR.
Railways will also run a daily special passenger train (08185/08186) between Barauni and Gwalior from February 1 to March 1. It will leave Gwalior at 12pm and reach Barauni the next day at 12.50pm. It will return from Barauni at 6.45pm and reach Gwalior the next day at 8.35pm. It will have five 2AC coaches, three 3AC, one 2AC and 3AC composite coach and two brake vans.
Meanwhile, Bihar Daily Passengers’ Association has urged the railway administration to ensure restoration of about 16 MEMU/DEMU trains. “The association has demanded stoppage of all MEMU/DEMU trains at halts to facilitate local passengers and vendors,” said association secretary Shoaib Quraishi.

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