Union minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw flagged off Visakhapatnam-Koraput-Visakhapatnam daily passenger special train from Koraput railway station.
The regular run of this train will commence on April 23 from Visakhapatnam and on April 24 from Koraput. The train will leave Koraput at 08.10 am daily and will reach Visakhapatnam at 05.35 pm. On the return journey, the train will leave Visakhapatnam at 06.30 am and will arrive Koraput at 03.45 pm.
Moreover, the train will have stoppages at important stations via Rayagada and Vizianagaram.
Earlier, at Malkanagiri, Vaishnaw discussed about Malkanagiri-Bhadrachalam rail line project with the railway officials, public representatives at Malkanagiri and reviewed the progress of railway infrastructure in Koraput and Malkanagiri districts.
Apart from this he also reviewed Central government provisions with State government officials.
He also announced that Samaleswari Express, Hirakhand Express and Jagadalpur-Rourkela Express will have stoppage at Laxmipur Road. Similarly, Samata & Swarna Jayanti Express will have LHB coaches.
Apart from this, Visakhapatnam-Kirandul Night Express will have stoppage at Bacheli.
Inspecting the Koraput station, Vaishnaw interacted with passengers, public and took feedback of cleanliness of trains and stations.
Vaishnaw inspected the Koraput-Visakhapatnam railway section and ongoing doubling work between Koraput ad Kottavalasa railway section before his departure to Delhi.