BHUBANESWAR: Sambalpur can look forward to a direct rail link to Jammu via Allahabad as the railways has decided to extend the Jammu Tawi-Rourkela Express up to the town from this month. The Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani will also go via Sambalpur once a week but a date for that has not been fixed yet.
“The Railway Board has already instructed East Coast Railway to extend the Jammu Tawi’s service to Sambalpur. A tentative date – August 12 – has been set to run the train from Sambalpur. If not on this date, we will start service on any day this month,” a senior railway officer said.
Once implemented, the daily train will originate from Sambalpur and reach Jammu Tawi via Rourkela, Ranchi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Amritsar and Delhi. Currently, it leaves Rourkela at 11.35am and reaches Jammu Tawi on the third day of its journey, taking a total of 50 hours and 35 minutes. Read more
Credits: Times of India