Due to derailments of Train No.12841 Shalimar – Chennai Coromondel Express and Train No.12864 Yeswantpur – Howrah Superfast Express between 18.55 hrs to 19.00 hrs at Bahanaga Bazar (25 Km from Balasore) in Kharagpur – Bhadrak section on 2nd June 2023,through running of train traffic has been affected. Rescue and Relief operations are on in full swing. Further Details are awaited.
Helpline Numbers at various stations are :-
Howrah – 03326382217 Kharagpur - 8972073925, 9332392339,
Balasore - 8249591559, 7978418322, Shalimar - 9903370746
Vijayawada - 0866 2576924, Rajahmundry - 08832420541
Chennai - 044- 25330952, 044-25330953 & 044-25354771, 9003061974
Chennai Central Railway Station : 044 25354148 & 044 25330714
Katpadi station: 9498651927, Jolarpet station: 77080 61811
A Special Train numbered as 02840 carrying family members of the affected passengers in the above accident will run to the same path and timings of Train No.12840 Dr MGR Chennai Central – Howrah Mail leaving Chennai at 19.20 hrs today 3rd June 2023. The Special Train will run upto Bhadrak. Family Members and relatives of the affected passengers can collect their respective complimentary passes for the travel from the help desk at Chennai Central in advance before their travel. They can also register for their travel over phone by contacting the helpline numbers at Chennai Central – viz., 044- 25330952, 044-25330953 & 044-25354771, 9003061974 and 044 25354148 & 044 25330714
The train is open for reservation also for other passengers in AC and Sleeper Classes.