JAMSHEDPUR: Seven trains will temporarily halt at Mahadevsal (up and down lines) during the holy month of Shravan to facilitate devotees who are travelling to the annual Mahadevsal mela.
The south eastern railway (SER) has announced that trains will halt at the popular shrine in Chakradharpur till August 8 for at least two minutes.
Three passenger trains will halt every day while express trains will halt on Sundays and Mondays only.Passenger trains which will make a daily stoppage at Mahadevsal are Chakradharpur Rourkela (78101/78102), Tata Bilaspur (58113/58114) and Tata Nagpur (58111/58112), including Puri Haridwar Utkal express (18477/18478) which is a long distance train..The express trains which will halt twice a week are Durg Rajendranagar South Bihar express (13287/13286)), Tata Alaupuzha Express (18189/18190) and Howrah Jagdalpur Samaleshwari express (18005/18006).SER has asked Chakradharpur division to arrange temporary booking counters and deputation of sufficient train ticket examiners who will keep a check on unauthorized travellers during the mela period.
"Special arrangements for the trains have been made to facilitate pilgrims who arrive at Mahadevsal from different parts of the state and from adjoining Odisha during Shrawani Mela," said an official at the divisional headquarters.Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mahadevsal shrine located in Saranda forest area in Goelkera block of the mineral rich district is one of the ancient temples of the region which attracts thousands of pilgrims during Shravan, in particular.
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