Koraput, April 22: Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday flagged off the Visakhapatnam-Koraput-Visakhapatnam Daily Passenger Special from Koraput Railway Station here.
The regular run of this train will commence on Saturday (April 23) from Visakhapatnam and on Sunday (April 24) from Koraput. This train will leave Koraput at 8.10 AM, daily and will reach at Visakhapatnam at 5.35 PM. On the return direction, this will leave Visakhapatnam at 6.30 AM and will arrive at Koraput at 3.45 PM. This train will have stoppages at important Stations via Rayagada and Vizianagaram.
Earlier, at Malkanagiri, Vaishnaw discussed about Malkanagiri – Bhadrachalam Rail Line Project with Railway officials, public representatives at Malkanagiri and reviewed the progress of railway infrastructure in Koraput and Malkanagiri districts. Apart from this, he also reviewed Central Government provisions with State Government officials.
He also announced that, Samaleswari Express, Hirakhand Express and Jagadalpur-Rourkela Express will provide stoppage at Laxmipur Road. Similarly, Samata and Swarna Jayanti Express will have LHB Coaches. Apart from this, Visakhapatnam-Kirandul Night Express will provide stoppage at Bacheli.
Inspecting the Koraput Station, the Union Minister interacted with Passengers, public and took feedback of cleanliness of trains and stations.
Later, Vaishnaw inspected the Koraput-Visakhapatnam Railway Section and ongoing doubling work between Koraput ad Kottavalasa Railway Section before departure to Delhi.