Bhubaneswar, Aug 14: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday said Odisha will get the second Vande Bharat Express soon.
He said it will run from Rourkela to Bhubaneswar and the route chart has been finalised for the trail run.
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He made the announcement during the flagging off Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express with Tejas coaches from Bhubaneswar Railway Station. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan was present on the occasion.
Prior to 2014, about 53 km railway line was being laid annually, but now 459 km track is being laid. Before 2014, Odisha got Rs 700 crore railway grant which has now increased to Rs 10,000 crore, said the Railway Minister.