**Bhubanwswar**: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday written to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu reiterating his demand for introduction of a new express train to Mumbai to be named as ‘Buxi Jagabandhu’, a legendary freedom fighter in the State.
“One new daily AC Express train may be put in operation between Mumbai and Puri/Khurda Road via Sambalpur and the frequency of the existing weekly tains may be increased so as to cover all days of the week in order to facilitate smooth, comfortable and hassle free journey of the passengers,” Patnaik wrote in the letter to Prabhu.
Scores of people from Odisha are working in different sectors in Mumbai and they heavily depend upon the railways for their journey. Similarly, a large number of visitors from Maharashtra visit Odisha regularly. Due to paucity of trains between the two states, the citizens at large face a lot of hardship. Hence, there is need for improving the train connectivity between the two states to ameliorate the hardship and inconvenience being aced by the public, he added.