23 August 2019
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan will flag off the individual running of Bhubaneswar-Junagarh Road-Bhubaneswar Express and will inaugurate Odia Script in Unreserved Train Tickets on 24th August (Saturday) from ECoR headquarters.
Earlier, Bhubaneswar-Junagarh Road-Bhubaneswar Express was running jointly with Bhubaneswar-Jagadalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express between Bhubaneswar and Rayagada from both the directions and were being separated at Rayagada towards Jagadalpur and Junagarh Road, respectively. The advantages of separate running of this train are –
A. Long standing demand of the people of Kalahandi District fulfilled.
B. Passengers need not wait for link at Rayagada Railway Station.
C. More coaches can be added – More number of people can travel.
Odia script in Unreserved Train Tickets will also be implemented from 24th August, 2019. Passengers can purchase Train Tickets of Odia script from all the Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) Counters in Odisha towards different destinations.
Padmanabha Behera, Minister of Commerce & Transport, Ashok Chandra PandaMinister of State for Science & Technology, MP Aparajita Sarangi, MLAs Ananta Narayan Jena and Susant Kumar Rout will also be present at the function. Meanwhile Odisha Minister Dibya Shankar Mishra, MLA Pradipta Kumar Naik, and MP Basanta Kumar Panda will be present at Junagarh Road Station.