Railway programmes cancelled in Odisha. Here’s why

Bhubaneswar: Following demise of former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, the Ministry of Railways called off its official programmes scheduled today in Odisha.

Due to unfortunate death of Arun Jaitely, there will be no official celebrations at Junagarh Railway Station and the programme scheduled at Rail Sadan in Bhubaneswar to launch unreserved train tickets in Odia script was postponed, said the East Coast Railway (ECoR) in a release.

However, the launching programme scheduled at Junagarh Railway Station will be held without speech. In view of ticket bookings by the passengers, the authorities have decided not to defer the Junagarh-Bhubaneswar Express train flagging off event today.

Only train will be flagged off at scheduled time without any official address, the release said.

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