Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday requested Railways Minister Piyush Goyal for running two independent trains between Bhubaneswar- Jagdalpur and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh.
Pradhan wrote a letter seeking the personal intervention of Goyal into the demands of the people of Kalahandi district for running two independent trains.
“At present, the trains start from Bhubaneswar as one amalgamated train with 10 coaches bound for Junagarh and 12 coaches destined for Jagdalpur with a split up at Rayagada. On return journey, also the two separate trains are amalgamated at Rayagada and run towards Bhubaneswar as one train,” said the Minister.
“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,” said Pradhan.