BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has requested the Ministry of Railways to introduce several superfast trains from Odisha to different destinations in the country because of the increasing number of passengers.
In a written reply to a question from Ayub Khan (BJD), Commerce and Transport Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi said the Government, in its memorandum submitted to the Railway Ministry, has demanded introduction of Duronto type superfast trains from Bhubaneswar-Mumbai, Puri-Jaipur/Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar-Pune, Bhubaneswar-Bangalore and Puri-Surat.
Besides, Government has also proposed introduction of Express trains from Titlagarh to Bhubaneswar via Rayagada, Keonjhar to Howrah, Barbil to Visakhapatnam via Keonjhar and Bhubaneswar and superfast express from Rourkela to New Delhi.
The Minister said the Government has demanded Intercity Express between Puri-Tata via Keonjhar, Tata-Brahmapur/Palasa via Hijli by passing Kharagpur, Jeypore-Koraput-Kottavalasa-Bhubaneswar, Parlakhemundi-Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur-Howrah and Raigarh-Bhubaneswar.
Majhi said the Government has demanded introduction of 41 new trains and extension of 32 trains in its memorandum.