A pair of weekly special express trains from Visakhapatnam to Gandhi Dham and Jodhpur will be run by East Coast Railway (E Co R) to clear the extra rush of passengers during the ensuing Christmas and winter season, according to Divisional Commercial Manager of Waltair Division Tribikram Mishra.

Train no. 08501 will leave Visakhapatnam on December 19 and 26 (Thursdays) and train no. 08502 will leave Gandhi Dham December 22 and 29 (Sundays). Train no.08501 will leave Visakhapatnam at 5:35 p.m. on Thursdays and reach Gandhi Dham at 9:50 a.m. on Saturdays. In the return direction, train no.08502 will leave Gandhi Dham at 10:45 p.m. and reach Visakhapatnam at 2:35 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Similarly, the weekly special express train to Bhagat Ki Kothi (Jodhpur) will run on Thursdays. Train no.08573 will leave Visakhapatnam on Thursdays on December 19 and 26 and train no. 08754 will leave Bhagat Ki Kothi (Jodhpur) on Saturdays on December 21 and 28.

Train no. 08573 will leave Visakhapatnam at 5:35 a.m. on Thursdays and reach Bhagat Ki Kothi at 10:45 p.m. on Friday. In the return direction, train no. 08754 will leave Bhagat Ki Kothi at 2:15 p.m. on Saturdays and reach Visakhapatnam at 8:20 a.m. on Mondays.