Jamshedpur: President of India Draupadi Murmu will flag off 4 new trains. Badampahad-Tatanagar MEMU, Badampahad-Rourkela Express and Badampahad-Shalimar Express from Badampahad station in Odisha on Tuesday. She will also lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Badampahar Railway Station under the Amrit Station Scheme. The President will also inaugurate the new Rairangpur Postal Division and release a special commemorative cover of the Postal Department. Under the AMRUT Station Scheme launched by the Government of India, more than 1300 railway stations across the country are being redeveloped with state-of-the-art facilities. The estimated cost for redevelopment of Badampahar station in Chakradharpur division under Amrit Station Scheme is Rs 12.22 crore. The redevelopment of Badampahar Railway Station will enhance rail-transport infrastructure and boost tourism for the state of Odisha. The new postal division will provide quality postal services to a population of approximately 12 lakh. It will also fulfill the planned vision of providing postal and financial services to every citizen within a radius of 5 km.
These trains will be flagged off: (Also read below)
- Tatanagar-Badampahar-Tatanagar Memu- Tatanagar-Badampahar MEMU will depart from Tatanagar at 09.55 hrs and reach Badampahar at 12.15 hrs. In return direction, 08148 Badampahar-Tatanagar MEMU will depart from Badampahar at 12.45 hrs and reach Tatanagar at 15.20 hrs. The train will run 06 days a week except Sunday and will stop at Haludpukur, Sidhirsai, Bahalda Road, Aunlajori, Rairangpur, Kuldiha and Chhanua stations en route. This will be an additional MEMU train service that will connect the mineral rich areas of Badampahad in Odisha with the important industrial city of Tatanagar in Jharkhand. This new Memu service will be very beneficial for local traders, small traders, daily wage workers, students etc. (Also read below)
- Badampahad-Rourkela-Badampahad Express-Badampahad-Rourkela Weekly Express will depart from Badampahad at 06.30 hrs every Sunday and reach Rourkela at 11.45 hrs on the same day. In the return direction, 18052 Rourkela – Badampahar Weekly Express will depart from Rourkela at 14.20 hrs every Sunday and reach Badampahar at 19.25 hrs on the same day. The train will stop at Rairangpur, Aunlajori, Bahalda Road, Tatanagar, Sini, Rajkharswan, Chakradharpur, Goilkera and Manoharpur stations en route. This express train will connect the mineral rich areas of Badampahad with India’s steel city Rourkela. This connectivity will definitely have a positive impact on business and industry for rapid growth and progress. Apart from this, students of Badampahar and surrounding areas will get easy access to educational institutions of Rourkela. (Also read below)
- Badampahad-Shalimar-Badampahad Express-Shalimar-Badampahad Weekly Express will depart from Shalimar every Saturday at 23.05 hrs and will reach Badampahad at 05.40 hrs the next day. In the return direction, 18050 Badampahar – Shalimar Weekly Express will depart from Badampahar at 22.00 hrs every Sunday and reach Shalimar at 05.30 hrs the next day. The train will stop at Santragachi, Kharagpur, Jhargram, Ghatshila, Tatanagar, Bahalda Road, Aunlajori and Rairangpur stations en route. This new train will provide the first express train connectivity between Shalimar and Kolkata (West Bengal) and Badampahar (Odisha) and will be the first night express train service from Badampahar and Rairangpur area.