Two more trains to Rourkela on cards

Rourkela:  A summer bonanza for Rourkela-bound commuters is likely, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said in a meeting on Friday.

In a meeting in Secretariat, Patnaik declared about two more Rourkela-bound trains to be started soon. The meeting discussed about the development of Rourkela railway station and some related development work.

For Gorakhpur-Hatia Maurya Express and Jammu-Hatia bound Jammu-Tangni Express — the extension of railway lines up to Rourkela was discussed in the meeting. Discussions were also made about Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Intercity Express which has also to ply on Sunday.

There were further discussions about Puri-Keonjhar train which will have the line extension up to Bangsapani in the first phase — and the extension can go up to Barbil till October, sources  said. 

The meeting was attended by Ministers Sanjeev Sahu and Sarada Nayak — and senior officers from Eastern and South-Eastern Railways.