BJP MP from Ramgarh, Jharkhand has threatened to resign from post if Railways diverts Rajdhani Express via Lohardaga & Chopan. He has demanded either let Ranchi Rajdhani continue running via Barkakhana or permanently divert Bhubaneswar Rajdhani(via Sambalpur) to run in Barkakhana - Koderma route. 20817/18 BBS Rajdhani via SBPY goes via CTC-ANGL-SBPY-JSG-ROU-ANR-BJE-TLE-MHO-GMO-GAYA-DDU-CNB Route. By Current route 20817/18 covers 1914 kms in 26 hrs 40 mins. If diverted via ROU-CKP-MURI-BRKA-HZBN-KQR, it will cover 1938 kms in 27 hrs. Hence route length will not increase that much, just 24 kms.