Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express via Angul-Sambalpur City-Jharsuguda & Rourkela will be introduced on 10thFebruary, 2018.
Train Number 20817 Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Angul & Sambalpur City will leave Bhubaneswar at 0710hrs on every Saturday w.e.f. 10thFebruary, 2018 and will reach at New Delhi at 1040hrs on the next days. In the return direction, train number 20818 New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express via Rourkela-Jharsuguda-Sambalpur City & Angul will leave New Delhi at 1705hrs on every Sunday w.e.f. 11thFebruary, 2018 and will arrive at Bhubaneswar at 2035hrs on the following days.
This train will have stoppages at Angul, Sambalpur City, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Chakradharpur, Anara, NSC Gomoh, Koderma, Gaya, Mughalsarai and Kanpur Central between Bhubaneswar and New Delhi from both the directions.
Shri Dharmendra Pradhan,Hon’bleUnion Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India andShri Manoj Sinha,Hon’bleUnion Minister of State for Telecom (Independent Charge) & Minister of State for Railwayswill Flag off the Inaugural run of Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express via Sambalpur City-Jharsuguda-Rourkela through video conferencing from Railway Board, New Delhion10.02.2017 (Saturday)at0645hrs (06.45a.m).
Dignitaries to be present atBhubaneswar Railway StationincludeShri Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (Independent Charge), Odisha;Shri Nrushingha Charan Sahu, Hon’ble Minister of State for Commerce & Transport (Independent Charge), Odisha;Dr. (Prof.) Prasanna Kumar Patasani,Hon’ble MP;Shri Bijaya Kumar Mohanty,Hon’ble MLA andShri Priyadarshi Mishra,Hon’ble MLA.