Railway Min Approves Two Independent Train Services Between BBS-JNRD & BBS-JDB

Bhubaneswar: In what could be a boon for train passengers, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has okayed a proposal for running two independent trains between Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh-Bhubaneswar.

Train no. 18437/18438 Bhubaneswar-Junagarh Road Express between Bhubaneswar & Junagarh Road and Train no. 18447/18448 Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express between Bhubaneswar and Jagdalpur, will soon run as separate services, sources said.

In view of the long-standing demands of the passengers travelling to and from southern Odisha districts, Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Dharmendra Pradhan had urged the Rail Minister seeking the latter’s personal intervention into the demands for running two independent trains.

After Piyush Goyal’s approval, Pradhan took to Twitter to thank him and stated that this will go a long way in providing better connectivity to passengers travelling to and from Odisha.

Pradhan wrote ” Thank Piyush Goyal ji for acceding to my request for running Train no. 18437/18438 Bhubaneswar-Junagarh Road Express between Bhubaneswar & Junagarh Road and Train no 18447/18448 Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express between Bhubaneswar and Jagdalpur, as separate services.”