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Railways launches new services from Bhubaneswar, Bhopal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today launched two train services from Bhubaneswar and to cater to growing demand of passengers from the region.

Weekly 'Humsafar Express' was pressed into service from Bhubaneswar for Krishnarajapuram and daily 'Intercity Express' was launched between and Khajuraho by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through videoconferencing here.


He also green-lit various passenger amenities at different stations.

A foundation stone of mechanised laundry was laid at Bhubaneswar, while WiFi services were made operational at Sambalpur and Vizianagaram stations.

in partnership with Google had provided free WiFi services at 110 stations last year. The national transporter has a target of providing WiFi facility to 200 stations by the end of 2017.

"Providing better passenger amenities is one of the focus areas of Mechanised laundry and WiFi services add on to the travel experience," the railway minister said.

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were also present on the occasion.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 18:57 IST
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