√ BHUBANESWAR-KRISHNARAJPURAM (BANGALORE) HUMSAFAR
EXPRESS FLAGGED OFF
√ FOUNDATION STONE FORMECHANISED LAUNDRY UNDER
BOOT MODEL AT BHUBANESWAR
√WI-FI AT SAMBALPUR & VIZIANAGARAM
Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off Bhubaneswar-Krishnarajpuram-Bhubaneswar Humsafar Express train through video conferencing from Railway Board, New Delhi in presence ofShri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju,Hon’ble Union Minister of Civil Aviation; M/s Uma Bharati, Hon’ble Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation;Shri Jual Oram, Hon’ble Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India; Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India.
Apart from this, Shri Prabhu laid the foundation stone forMechanised Laundry under BOOT Model at Bhubaneswar Station and inaugurated Free WI-Fi service at Sambalpur & Vizianagarm Railway Station on this occasion.
Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (Independent Charge), Odisha;Dr. (Prof.) Prasanna Kumar Patasani,Hon’ble MP;Shri Shri Priyadarshi Mishra,Hon’ble MLA were present at the function at Bhubaneswar Railway Station and praised Indian Railways for Railway Development in the region.
The regular service for this train will commence from Bhubaneswar w.e.f. 17.07.2017 and from Krishnarajpuram (Bangalore) w.e.f. 18.07.2017.This is a fully Air-conditioned train with improved Passenger Amenities which would be appealing and comfortable, with extra safety mechanisms of Fire safety and Detection systems. All coaches are having Bio-Toilets, CCTV and odour control mechanisms. This Train will leave Bhubaneswar at 1200hrs (Noon) on every Monday and will reach at Krishnarajpuram at 1300hrs on the next day. In the return direction, this train will leave Krishnarajpuram at 1605hrs on every Tuesday and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 1745hrs on the following day.
MECHANISED LAUNDRY UNDER BOOT MODEL
The Mechanised Laundry at Bhubaneswar will be another important addition to Infrastructure for Better Passenger Services. This is one of the biggest laundries of Indian Railways with 14 Tonnes capacity and is to be commissioned by end of this financial year. The quality of Bedroll Linen is expected to significantly improve and will lead to enhanced passenger satisfaction.
WI-FI AT SAMBALPUR & VIZIANAGARAM
Wi-Fi services at Vizianagaram and Sambalpur Railway stations also inaugurated today by Shri Prabhu. Very soon, this facility will be provided at Jagdalpur, Rayagada, Bramhapur, Bhadrak, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, SrikakulamRoad stations of East Coast Railway.Provision of Wi-Fi at Stations over Indian Railways network is the largest public Wi-Fi project in the country and among the largest in the world.