The weekly ‘Humsafar Express’ was pressed into service from Bhubaneswar for Krishnarajapuram and daily ‘Intercity Express’ was launched between Bhopal and Khajuraho by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through videoconferencing in Delhi.
A foundation stone of mechanised laundry was also laid at Bhubaneswar, while WiFi services were made operational at Sambalpur and Vizianagaram stations.
The Railways, in partnership with Google, provided free WiFi services at 110 stations last year. The national transporter has a target of providing WiFi facility to 200 stations by the end of 2017.
“Providing better passenger amenities is one of the focus areas of Railways. Mechanised laundry and WiFi services add on to the travel experience,” the railway minister said.