Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday flagged off Bhubaneswar–New Delhi Rajdhani Express with branding by NALCO showcasing the rich heritage and culture of Odisha.
He also launched the facility of unreserved tickets in Odia language which will be available in 317 stations across the state.
The train has been draped in high-quality designs on vinyl wrapping sheets on exteriors showcasing dance forms, archaeological monuments and flora & fauna of the state.
The designs have been placed between the windows of the coaches while two strips, one at the top and the other at the bottom, reflect various designs in traditional ‘Pattachitra’ form.
“Odisha’s vibrant art, culture, and heritage will now be showcased on the exteriors of the BBSR- NDLS Rajdhani Express. The beautiful display of Odisha’s dance forms, stunning architectures, flora, and fauna will further help in promoting tourism and culture of Odisha,” said Pradhan.