Odisha CM seeks passenger trains on Khurda-Bolangir new railway line

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to introduce passenger trains on Khurda-Bolangir new railway line that has now been connected upto Nayagarh Town.
In a letter to Goyal, the Chief Minister said all works for the 16-km Bolangir-Bhainsapalli section of the Khurda-Bolangir railway line has been completed.
The mandatory inspection of Commissioner Railway Safety was also completed in October, 2018. However, the railways have not introduced any passenger services for the section, informed Patnaik.
“I request you to introduce passenger trains in this section without any further delay, so that the genuine aspirations of the people of western Odisha can be met”, said Patnaik.
He also requested the Union Minister that mail express trains originating from Bhubaneswar like Garib Rath Express be extended to Nayagarh.