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Blog Entry# 4332265
Posted: Jun 01 2019 (21:01)

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Jun 01 2019 (21:01)   08403X/Puri - Santragachi Special Fare Special | PURI/Puri (8 PFs) | ED/WAG-7/28646
Somanko_ELST^~   36012 blog posts
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This blog is dedicated to all those people who lost their lives, dear ones, homes, property etc during Cyclone Fani.
During May - June, when schools, colleges have summer vacation on, Puri is filled up with tourists. Each and every train runs full during the season. Hotels needs to be booked in advance to get rooms. This year, it is not the same. The cyclone, which has hit the coastal area of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha including Puri between 2nd and 4th May, really threw everything off the track. Most of the hotels and other establishments have suffered great damages. Trains are having Current Availability on most days as few people are visiting Puri. My trip was planned in March when the
PR was released for 08403/4 PURI SRC PURI Special. Had I didn't plan then, I too may have dropped visiting Puri.
Spoke with few locals. They said it will take minimum of 6 months for everything to be normal. Hope things be fine soon.
******* A request from my side, please pray for Odisha, especially Puri, AP and the affected coastal area so they can recover quickly from the destruction caused by Fani and be normal again like before. 🙏
Here are some pictures of my visit.
Picture 1 :- SRC WAP 4 22529, Power of Dhauli. A small tip. HWH PURI by Dhauli 2S is cheaper than a 5-6 KMs ride by Uber in Kolkata.
Picture 2 :- Brand new SRC WAP 7 37152 at KGP. VSKP WAP 7 37154 is too at KGP.
Picture 3 :- PF Shed of Khurda Road. You can see some parts of the shed, ripped off by the cyclone.
Picture 4 :- Electric poles affected by Fani. Location KUR outer.
Picture 5 :- Trees near Sakhi Gopal. The branches of the trees got altered by the cyclone.
Pictures 6 and 7 :- Damaged lamp post and coach display board at PURI.
Picture 8 :- PF shed of Puri fully blown off.
Picture 9 :- Some damaged huts at Puri beach.
Picture 10 :- Skeletal structure of various signages at Puri beach near Swarga Dwar.
Pictures 11 and 12 :- Scenes from Sea Beach.
Picture 13 :- Puri Station main entrance. Note :- Electricity supply is not fully restored.
Picture 14 :- Link of Nandan Kanan. GZB WAP 7 30256.
Pictures 15 to 21 except 16 and 17 :- My Favourite Special Train's (08403/4) TB pictures. 08403 was powered by ED (DLS) WAG 7 28646.
Picture 16 :- At Haur where my train was overtaken by Azad Hind Express. Purusottam overtook us at Kanas Road and Mumbai Mail via NGP at Bagnan.
Picture 17 :- TKD WAG 5 23553 and ED WAP 4 22698 at SRC.
Thank you.

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Jun 02 2019 (22:43)
NER❤️Diesel Loco Shed❤️Izzatnagar
colossal_wreck_^~   8470 blog posts
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Nothing, just had a walk through IZN DLS☺️

Jun 03 2019 (08:23)
©The Dark Lord™
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Prayers won't make difference, if anyone really wants to do something for cyclone victims then donate whatever u can in the relief fund. Here is the link to the relief fund portal click here

Jun 03 2019 (20:08)
Somanko_ELST^~   36012 blog posts
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@Dark Lord. Most of the people I know have donated whatever they could. So both prayer and donation is needed.
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