As announced in Railway Budget for running of a weekly express train between Purulia & Villupuram and to provide better facilities to the commuters, Railways have decided to introduce a new train between Purulia & Villupuram w.e.f. from 21stApril 2012.
On the inaugural run, Purulia-Villupuram-Puruliaweekly Express has been inaugurated from Purulia and was run as a special train o­n open fast times towards Villupuram. However, the regular service of 22606/22605 Villupuram-Purulia-VillupuramExpress will commence from Villupuram  w.e.f. 21st April’12 & from Purulia w.e.f. 23rd April’2012.
22606/22605 Villupuram-Purulia-Villupuram Weekly Superfast Express will leave Villupuramat 10.40hrs o­n every Saturday w.e.f. 21st April 2012 and will arrive at Purulia at 23.10hrs o­n the next days. In the return direction, this train will leave Puruliarat 10.35hrs o­n every Monday w.e.f. 23rd April’2012 and will arrive at Villupuram at 23.00hrson the following days.
          This train has o­ne AC-2 tier, o­ne AC-3 tier, Six Sleeper Class Coaches, Six General Second Class Coaches and Two Guard cum Luggage Vans in its composition having stoppages at Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Balasore,  Belda, Hijli, Midnapur, Bishnupur, Bankura and Adra between Villupuram & Purulia. 
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