Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has acceded to Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s request for running a new train between Bhubaneswar and Junagarh.
Bhubaneswar-Junagarh Road Express (Train no. 18437/18438) between Bhubaneswar and Junagarh Road, and Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express (Train no. 18447/18448) between Bhubaneswar and Jagdalpur will run separately, Tweeted Pradhan on Monhday.
This would go a long way in providing better connectivity to passengers travelling to and from Odisha, he added.
Pradhan had earlier written to Goyal urging the latter for two independent trains between Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar and Bhubaneswar-Junagarh-Bhubaneswar in view of the longstanding demands of the people of Bhawanipatna and Junagarh in Kalahandi district.