Separate Train Between Bhubaneswar & Junagarh Soon

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Bhubaneswar: The Railway Ministry has given its consent to a separate train between Bhubaneswar and Junagarh.

Now, 18437/18438 Bhubaneswar-Junagarh Road Express between Bhubaneswar and Junagarh Road and Train no 18447/18448 Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express between Bhubaneswar and Jagdalpur, will run separately, tweeted Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Dharmendra expressed gratitude to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for acceding to his request. This will go a long way in providing better connectivity to passengers travelling to and from Odisha, he added.

In a letter to Dharmendra, Goyal has referred to the former’s letter dated 18.07.2019 and informed him about this decision.

In July, he had urged Goyal to run two independent trains — Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh — for the convenience of the people in Odisha`s Kalahandi.

At present, the trains start from Bhubaneswar with 10 coaches bound for Junagarh and 12  for Jagdalpur and it splits up at Rayagada. On return journey, the two separate trains are amalgamated at Rayagada and run towards Bhubaneswar as one, he had said.

“The present system creates many difficulties for the passengers especially from Kalahandi. Sometimes, passengers are not able to board the proper coaches due to the complications involved. I am also given to understand that if this proposal is accepted the train shall run in full capacity due to huge demand of connecting between Bhubaneswar, the capital city and Kalahandi,” he added.

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