■ Unreserved Tickets in Odia Script in addition to English and Hindi also introduced
Hon’ble Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express showcasing heritage and culture of Odisha from Bhubaneswar Railway station today in presence of Hon’ble MP (Lok Sabha) Smt. Aparajita Sarangi and Hon’ble MP (Rajya Sabha) Dr. Raghunath Mohapatra.
Hon’ble Union Minister also introduced Un-reserved tickets in Odia script in addition to English and Hindi on this occasion. Shri Vidya Bhushan, General Manager, East Coast Railway welcomed the guests. Shri Sashikant Singh, DRM, Khurda Road and Shri Sridhar Patra, CMD, NALCO along with other senior officers of East Coast Railway were also present on the occasion. with other senior officers of East Coast Railway.
Odisha’s Art, culture and Heritage are now being displayed on the exteriors of Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express. Sponsored by NALCO, the designs have been made such that each coach will have a distinct display. The designs are promoting Dance forms, Archaeological monuments and flora & fauna of Odisha. This will go a long way in promoting tourism potential and promote traditional Art of Odisha.
With the introduction of Un-reserved tickets in Odia in addition to English and Hindi will be helpful to many people from Odisha who are not comfortable with reading English & Hindi languages on Train Tickets. Now, they will know if they have the right tickets vis-a-vis their intended originating & destination Stations as well as Class of travel and Train Type are correct or not.