Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to Railways Minister Piyush Goyal urging the latter for introduction of two new daily trains between Berhampur and Surat.
In the letter to Goyal, the CM mentioned that a very large population of Odia workers are engaged in various spheres of trade and commerce in the Surat economic cluster and they need a daily train service between their place of work and place of origin.
“At present there is not a single train service directly connecting Berhampur and Surat although more than 7 lakh people of south Odisha, especially from Ganjam district are residing there and have various travelling needs,” Patnaik said in the letter.
“Presently, only Puri-Ahmedabad Express, Puri-Okha Express and Puri-Gandhidham Express are providing connectivity between these two places. But as these trains are originating and terminating at further destinations, availability of accomodation at Surat and Berhampur is highly inadequate,” he said.