Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik On
Wednesday requested Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to re-introduce the
Shatabdi Express between Bhubaneswar and Rourkela via Jharsuguda.
In a letter to Goyal, the Chief
Minister said the connectivity with Bhubaneswar through
Shatabdi would serve the genuine transportation demand of the people of these two
"As Jharsuguda is a major industrial
hub in western Odisha and Steel city of Rourkela is the second smart city of the state, their
connectivity with Bhubaneswar through a premium service like Shatabdi would
serve the genuine transportation demand of people of these two
significantly important cities of my State," said Patnaik.