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ECoR extends unreserved sleeper class ticket facility in three more trains for short distance journey

Bhubaneswar, Nov 11 (UNI) East Coast Railway(ECoR) has decided to extend the
Unreserved Sleeper Class Ticket facility in three more trains to facilitate passenger
undertake journey for a short distance
Short distance passengers can now avail Sleeper Class journey facility in three
trains from last week of February or fast week of March, 2020 by paying a little
extra amount of the General Second Class Ticket fare.
These trains are 18496 Bhubaneswar-Rameswaram Express from March 6, 2020
between Bhubaneswar and Brahmapur, 18401 Puri-Ahmedabad Express from
February 23, 2020 between Puri and Brahmapur and 17480 Tirupati-Puri Express
from February 18, 2020 between Brahmapur and Puri.
Passengers can avail the Unreserved Sleeper Class journey ticket from the
Unreserved Ticket Counters at Puri, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur
Stations and travel in earmarked S-6 Sleeper Class Coaches of the trains for
short journeys.
Passengers who are not getting seat in General Second Class Seating Coaches
and travelling in Sleeper Class Coaches unauthorizedly can now travel in
Unreserved Sleeper Class Coaches by paying a little more amount from the
General Second Class ticket fare.
Earlier, passengers who travelling in Sleeper Class Coaches for a short journey
were paying fine. The ECoR introduced this facility to cope with the situation and
to facilitate passengers for short distance .
Earlier, East Coast Railway introduced this facility in Konark Express between
Bhubaneswar and Berhampur in 2011-12.
After reviewing the position and acceptance by passengers with a positive response,
ECoR had extended the facility in Visakha Express between Bhubaneswar and Palasa,
from November 4, 2014.
Till now, seven trains had the facility of Unreserved Sleeper Class journey tickets for
short distance Sleeper Class journey.
These are Konark Express from Bhubaneswar to Brahmapur, Visakha Express
between Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam from both the directions, Prashanti
Express from Brahmpur to Bhubaneswar, Rayagada-Vijayawada Express from
Rayagada to Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam-Nizamuddin Express from
Visakhapatnam to Rayagada from both the directions.
With the addition of 3 more trains, the list of trains with unreserved Sleeper Class
Coaches went up to ten, ECoR sources said.
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