Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has written a letter to Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal seeking two independent trains between Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar and Bhubaneswar-Jungarh-Bhubaneswar, respectively.
Pradhan, in his letter to Goyal on Thursday said, “I would like to take the privilege of bringing to your kind notice certain long standing demands of the People of Bhawanipatna and Jungardh area in Kalahandi district of Odisha for running two independent trains between Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar and Bhubaneswar –Jungarh-Bhubaneswar respectively .
“At present, the train starts 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 amalgarnated at Rayagada and run towards Bhubaneswar as one train,” said Pradhan.
Pradhan, who hails from Odisha said, “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. Moreover coaches will be more and more accommodation in reserved compartment will be available. I ardently request your personal intervention in the matter,” requested Union Minister Pradhan.