In a significant development, the East Coast Railway has announced the cancellation of Howrah Mail due to essential engineering work on the Palasa - Visakhapatnam and Rayagada - Vizianagaram sections.
The cancellation affects the following train services:
1. Train No. 12839 Howrah - MGR Chennai Central Superfast Mail, originally scheduled to depart from Howrah at 11:55 pm on December 3, has been canceled.
2. Train No. 12840 MGR Chennai Central - Howrah Superfast Mail, initially set to depart from MGR Chennai Central at 7:00 pm on December 3, has also been canceled.
Passengers are advised to make alternative travel arrangements and stay tuned for further updates. The cancellations are a result of crucial maintenance work aimed at ensuring the safety and efficiency of railway operations in the specified sections.