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EX-MP HOTA DEMANDS S’PUR-ALLAHABAD TRAIN Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
EX-MP HOTA DEMANDS S’PUR-ALLAHABAD TRAIN
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Former MP from Sambalpur Bhabani Shankar Hota has demanded introduction of a direct train to Allahabad from Sambalpur, Rajdhani Express from Bhubaneswar to New Delhi for three days a week via Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Angul, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Raigarh and Bilaspur, connection of Balangir with Raipur at Padampur and or at Nuapada from Luisingha via Gaisilet and early completion of the Khordha-Balangir railway line.
In a letter written to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Hota said introduction of direct train to Allahabad from Sambalpur would fulfill a long standing demand of people of western Odisha.
Moreover, the introduction of the Rajdhani Express from Bhubaneswar to New Delhi through western Odisha will not only benefit the people of the State, but of Chhattisgarh. Further, this will reduce travel length to New Delhi by 178 km, Hota said.
He also said Bargarh-Nuapada new line should be considered urgently as it would provide a third corridor to Raipur from Jharsuguda which is already saturated for smooth movement of both passenger and freight traffic. A driver training centre should be established at Sambalpur Railway Division keeping in view lack of adequate training centres under the East Coast Railways in view of increase in frequency and introduction of many new trains. The frequency of Sambalpur-Howrah train via Angul-Dhenkanal should be increased to at least five days a week, he said.
One train from Puri to Kurla (Mumbai) should run daily via Sambalpur, Bargarh, Balangir, Titilagarh and Raipur, Hota demanded.