Transport in SambalpurTransport facilities are one of the factors that determine the development in city, town or area. Sambalpur provides a well networked, and absolutely smooth transport facilities for the people.
Airports near SambalpurThere are no airports in Sambalpur. But, there are airports in cities like Raipur and Bhubaneshwar, that are quite close to Sambalpur. Recently a new airport has been constructed at Jharsuguda which is in close vicinity to Sambalpur.
The Raipur airport connects flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, and Vishakapatnam. One would find only three airways connecting Raipur to these different cities namely Air India, Indigo, and Jet Airways. Similarly the Bhubhaneshwar airport is also known to connect major cities like Chennai, Port Blair, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Vishakhapatnam. The airways operational along this route are Air India and Indigo. The Jharsuguda airport provides connectivity with limited cities currently, but it will expand pretty soon. Currently it connects Jharsuguda with Bhubhaneshwar, Rourkela, Jamshedpur, and Kolkatta.
Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur
VIP Rd. Raipur, Chattisgarh
Phone: 077 12 418167077 12 418167
Biju Pattnaik Airport, Bhubhaneshwar
Airport Road, Aerodrome Area,
Phone: 0674 2596300
Roadways in SambalpurSambalpur offers a well connected and facilitated road transport. Connecting buses are available for road transportation of the people. The major roads flowing from Sambalpur connect the town to small towns like Chipilima, Huma, Lasara, Rengali, Sason etc. These major roads are expected to connect all the towns within the Sambalpur district and outside. In fact, road transport to Jharsuguda is pretty convenient and comfortable. Apart from Jharsuguda, the road connectivity with Bargarh is also pretty good. Private buses run along the Sambalpur-Jharsuguda route every 10 minutes while they run along the Sambalpur-Bargarh route every 15 minutes.
The two important national highways namely the NH6 and NH42 connect Sambalpur to Deogarh and Charmol respectively. Apart from this, the State Highway 10 also has a massive presence. It has been recently upgraded from being a two lane highway to a four lane highway. In some cases, it has been upgraded to the six lane highway too.
Railways in SambalpurRailways cover an important aspect of transport facilities. There are four railway stations in the Sambalpur district at major destinations like Sambalpur (Khetrajpur), Sambalpur Road, Hirakud and Sambalpur City. The railway station for Sambalpur City is routed along Bhubhaneshwar Jharsuguda line while the other three stations are routed along the Jharsuguda-Bargarh line. Sambalpur connects with all the major cities and metros of India through the railways. Mostly direct trains run along these major towns. Of course Sambalpur does not provide any direct connectivity with Dehradun, Indore, Lucknow or Guwahati.
Major Trains to and from SambalpurThe Puri-Jodhpur express is one of the major trains running along this route, and it connects Sambalpur with Jaipur directly. Bhubhaneshwar Express connecting Mumbai to Sambalpur runs along the Sambalpur road railway station. The other major trains connecting Mumbai with Sambalpur include Lokmanyatilak Puri Shrungavarpukta Express and Lokmanyatilak Bhubhaneshwar Shrungavarpukta express. There is the Puri Gandhidham express that connects Sambalpur with Gandhidham, while Puri Surat express connects Sambalpur with Surat in Gujarat. Towards the east, the Rourkela express connects Sambalpur with Rourkela. Chennai Asansol Express connects Chennai with Sambalpur, and is a major north south train for Sambalpur.
Local Transport in SambalpurCity buses have recently been launched in this city to enhance and improve the state of local transportation. Till date, the local transport modes in this city were rickshaws or cycle rickshaws. The frequency and comfort provided by city buses have made it an interesting inclusion in the feature of local transport.
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