Bhubaneswar, Oct 18: Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways has gifted four pairs of new trains over the SER system in the festive season. The Minister of Railway has said that, this is the first time Tata- Badampahar/Rairangpur area will have mail, express train connectivity.
It was a long pending demand of the area and will fulfil the aspirations of local people. The trains will run between Kolkata (Shalimar) -Badampahar- Kolkata (Shalimar) Weekly Express, Badampahar-Rourkela-Badampahar Weekly Express, Rourkela - Tatanagar- Rourkela (6 days a week) and Tatanagar- Badampahar- Tatanagar (6 days a week). It will boost the local economy, help development of the tribal area and provide additional connectivity to the aspirational districts. These trains will be introduced very soon.
1. Shalimar (Kolkata) - Badampahar-Shalimar (Kolkata) Weekly Express
Shalimar - Badampahar Weekly Express will leave Shalimar at 23.05 hrs every Saturday and will reach Badampahar at 05.40 hrs, the next day. In the return direction, Badampahar- Shalimar Express will leave Badampahar at 21.30 hrs every Sunday and will arrive Shalimar at 05.00 hrs, the next day.
The train will stop at Santragachi, Kharagpur, Jhargram, Ghatsila, Asanboni, Tatanagar, Bahalda Road, Aunlajori and Rairangpur between Shalimar and Badampahar.
2. Badampahar-Rourkeka-Badampahar Weekly Express
Badampahar-Rourkela Express will leave Badampahar at 06.10 hrs every Sunday and will reach Rourkela at 11.40 hrs, the same day. In the return direction, Rourkela- Badampahar Express will leave Rourkela at 14.20 hrs every Sunday and will arrive Badampahar at 19.25 hrs, the same day.
The train will stop at Rairangpur, Aunlajori, Bahalda Road, Tatanagar, Sini, Rajkharswan, Chakradharpur, Goilkera and Manoharpur between Badampahar and Rourkela.
3. Rourkela- Tatanagar -Rourkela (6 days a week)
Rourkela-Tatanagar train will leave Rourkela at 04.50 hrs daily except Sundays and will reach Tatanagar at 09.15 hrs, the same day. In the return direction, Tatanagar - Rourkela train will leave Tatanagar at 15.25 hrs daily except Sundays and will arrive Rourkela at 19.35 hrs, the same day.
The train will stop at Bisra, Manoharpur, Chakradharpur, Sini and Adityapur between Rourkela and Tatanagar.
4. Tatanagar -Badampahar-Tatanagar (6 days a week)
Tatanagar-Badampahar train will leave Tatanagar at 09.55 hrs daily except Sundays and will reach Badampahar at 12.15 hrs, the same day. In the return direction, Badampahar - Tatanagar train will leave Badampahar at 12.45 hrs daily except Sundays and will arrive Tatanagar at 15.20 hrs, the same day.
The train will stop at Haludpukur, Aunlajori, Rairangpur, Kuldiha and Chhanva between Tatanagar and Badampahar.