Bhadrak-Nayagarh town-Bhadrak MEMU train flagged off

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw flagged off of the inaugural run of Bhadrak-Nayagarh Town-Bhadrak MEMU at Cuttack Railway Station, today, on Sriram Navami Day.

On the inaugural day, this train left Cuttack Station towards Bhadrak. However, the regular service will commence from 31st March 2023.

Speaking on the occasion, Vaishnaw informed that direct train link between Bhadrak and Nayagarh District and connecting five districts of the State via important towns like Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will fulfill the aspirations of the public.

Informing the public, Vaishnaw also said that this was a long pending public demand of the people of both Bhadrak and Nayagarh Districts and was earlier announced to provide a new train from Bhadrak towards Bhubaneswar during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Redevelopment of Bhubaneswar Railway Station, in near past. This has now been fulfilled.

Apart from this, Vaishnaw said that Cuttack Railway Station will be redeveloped as World Class Station and Rupees 303 Crores have been sanctioned for the redevelopment work.

Vaishnaw also said that, this year, Railways have constructed 400 Kms of Rail Line in the State this year which is a record. Earlier, in 2009-14, a mere 50Kms approx was being constructed annually.

Gracing the occasion, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that it was a commitment of Railway Ministry under the leadership of Vaishnaw to fulfil the public aspirations of this region and here is the result showing the fulfilment.

Vaishnaw released Postal Stamp on Legends of Odisha at Ravenshaw University along with Union Minister Pradhan. MLAS Md Mouqim and Suraj Suryavanshi was also present on the occasion at the Cuttack station.