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President Draupadi Murmu Launches Three New Rail Services; Check Train Details

The three trains scheduled for the inauguration are the Shalimar-Badampahar Weekly Express, Badampahad-Rourkela Weekly Express, and Tatanagar-Badampahad MEMU train. Learn more about these trains.

Edited By : Malika Sahni | Updated: Nov 21, 2023 10:51 IST
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Badampahar, Odisha: President Droupadi Murmu flags off three new railway services and marks the commencement of the redevelopment of the Badampahad railway station today. A ceremonial event is currently being held where a newly adorned train is being showcased at the station. During this period, comprehensive security measures have been put in place to ensure the President’s safety.

The three trains that were inaugurated are the Shalimar-Badampahar Weekly Express, Badampahad-Rourkela Weekly Express, and Tatanagar-Badampahad MEMU train. Each train serves distinct routes and aims to bridge connectivity gaps in the region.

Shalimar-Badampahar Weekly Express

The Shalimar-Badampahar Weekly Express is poised to embark on its journey from Shalimar every Saturday at 23:05 hrs, reaching Badampahar at 05:40 hrs the following day. Conversely, the Badampahar-Shalimar Weekly Express will depart from Badampahar every Sunday at 22:00 hrs, reaching Shalimar at 05:30 hrs the next day. This service will include stops at various stations en route, facilitating travel between Shalimar/Kolkata in West Bengal and Badampahar in Odisha. Notably, it’s the first overnight express train service from the Badampahar/Rairangpur area.

Badampahad-Rourkela Weekly Express

The Badampahad-Rourkela Weekly Express will depart Badampahar every Sunday at 06:30 hrs, reaching Rourkela at 11:45 hrs on the same day. On the return journey, the Rourkela-Badampahar Weekly Express will depart Rourkela every Sunday at 14:20 hrs, arriving at Badampahar at 19:25 hrs the same day. This service will connect the mineral-rich areas of Badampahar with Rourkela, significantly impacting business, industry, and educational accessibility for students in the region.

Tatanagar-Badampahad MEMU

The Tatanagar-Badampahad MEMU service is scheduled to leave Tatanagar at 09:55 hrs, arriving at Badampahar at 12:15 hrs. Conversely, the Badampahar-Tatanagar MEMU will depart from Badampahar at 12:45 hrs and reach Tatanagar at 15:20 hrs. Operating six days a week, this service aims to connect the mineral-rich areas of Badampahar in Odisha with Tatanagar, a crucial industrial hub in Jharkhand. The service is anticipated to benefit local businesses, traders, workers, and students in the area.

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First published on: Nov 21, 2023 09:16 AM IST

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