Bhubaneswar: With the approval of Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Train No.20832/20831 Sambalpur-Shalimar-Sambalpur Tri-weekly Express ( via – Angul, Talcher) has been renamed as ‘Mahima Gosain Express’.
Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, during the foundation laying ceremony of redevelopment of Bhubaneswar Railway station on 29th December 2022, had urged the Railway Minister to rename the Sambalpur-Shalimar-Sambalpur Tri-weekly Express as ‘Mahima Gosain Express’.
Keeping in view the sentiments and faith of the people towards the Mahima shrine, the Ministry of Railways has renamed the Sambalpur-Shalimar-Sambalpur Tri-weekly Express as ‘Mahima Gosain Express’.
“During the flagging off of Sambalpur-Shalimar Express on December 29, 2022, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had urged the Railway Ministry to rename the train as Mahima Gosain Express. The ministry has approved the proposal,” said Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in a twitter post today.
Pradhan, meanwhile, thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for accepting his proposal for renaming of the train.
“I had urged the Railway Minister to rename Sambalpur-Shalimar Express as Mahima Gosain Express. The minister had accepted my proposal. Today, the Railway Ministry formally renamed the train. This has enhanced our respect towards poet Bhima Bhoi and the Mahima cult,” said Pradhan in a series of twitter posts.