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Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Sambalpur flagged off

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, February 10, 2018: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan along with Union MoS Railways Manoj Sinha flagged off the inaugural run of Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda and Rourkela through video conferencing from Railway Board, New Delhi on Saturday.

“The running of this train via Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda has fulfilled the long standing demand of the people of Western Odisha,” said Pradhan.

Minister Sinha said that Odisha is getting its substantial share in budget and also sought the co-operation of the State Government on the issue of land acquisition so that all the pending projects are expedited.

On this occasion a function was organised at Bhubaneswar Railway station, where Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, Transport Minister Nrushingha Charan Sahu, Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Kumar Patasani among many others attended.

The weekly 20817/20818 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express via Angul and Sambalpur City will have stoppages at Angul, Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Chakradharpur, Anara, NSCB Gomoh, Koderma, Gaya, Dindayal Upadhyaya (Mughalsarai) and Kanpur Central stations between Bhubaneswar and New Delhi from both the directions.

East Coast Railway (ECoR) AGM Rajeev Sharma among many senior Railway officials were present.

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