17 March 2017


                                                                                                      The intercity express from Bhubaneswar to Rourkela with poorly maintained old out dated compartments invariably reaches Rourkela two to three hours behind scheduled .My friends, me and relatives have travel by this train many times but never reached Rourkela before 2230hours.From Jharsuguda it runs like a passenger train. Today the 16th March, 2017, there was a great surprise for the passengers as well as the station master. My eldest sister who traveled by the same train, rang me up and said—“Intercity reached dot at 2030 hours at platform number 1.She was surprised for the unusual timely arrival of the train. On the platform she spotted the smiling governor of Odisha who had traveled in the intercity in his saloon compartment from Bhubaneswar. There were many lessons from this special occasion. First an intercity express name when changed to ‘governor’s express arrived in time. The CM of Odisha, who goes to Sahidnagar(six kilometers from his residence) in Helicopter, must take a leaf out of Governor’s attitude to travel by train. If our MPs, MLAs, VIPS, Governors, CMs, Maoist leaders and criminals travel by train then most of our problems with Indian Railways will be solved. We thank the governor sahib, for his trip to Rourkela by train. How come the same engine driver, same railway track, same compartments, and same railway staff could make a train reach in time?
Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy

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