New Delhi: The much awaited Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express via Angul-Sambalpur City-Jharsuguda and Rourkela began operating from today.
Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State for Railways flagged off the inaugural run of the train through video conferencing from Railway Board, New Delhi at 6.45 am. It will run once a week every Saturday.
Train Number 20817 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Angul & Sambalpur City will leave Bhubaneswar at 07.10 hrs on every Saturday w.e.f. 10th February, 2018 and will reach at New Delhi at 10.40 hrs on the next days.
In the return direction, train number 20818 New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express via Rourkela-Jharsuguda-Sambalpur City & Angul will leave New Delhi at 17.05 hrs on every Sunday w.e.f. 11th February, 2018 and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 20.35 hrs on the following days.
This train will have stoppages at Angul, Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Chakradharpur, Anara, NSC Gomoh, Koderma, Gaya, Mughalsarai and Kanpur Central between Bhubaneswar and New Delhi from both the directions.