Bhubaneswar: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today flagged off of the extension of Rourkela-Jammu Tawi-Rourkela Express up to Sambalpur through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.
On the inaugural run, the train ran as a special train from Sambalpur Station towards Jammu Tawi at about 1100 hours. However, the regular service in the extended portion will be commenced from August 13.
18109 Sambalpur-Jammu Tawi Link Express will leave Sambalpur at 0745 hours everyday and will reach at Jammu Tawi at 1410 hours the next 2nd day, a release of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) said.
In the return direction, this train will leave Jammu Tawi at 1425 hours everyday and reach Sambalpur at 1745 hours on third day, the release added.
In the extended portion, this train will provide stoppage at Jharsuguda, Bamra and Rajgangpur between Sambalpur and Rourkela. The timings and stoppages for this train between Rourkela and Jammu Tawi will remain unchanged.