Rail connectivity to Odisha’s Nayagarh by May

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 20:

Trains will run till Nayagarh station of Khurda-Bolangir railway line by May, informed Umesh Singh, General Manager, East Coast Railway (ECoR).

Work from Bolangir end of the project has already been started and Bolgarh passenger halt will be completed soon, he added during his interaction with reporters at the Rail Sadan here today.

Highlighting progress of different works of this zone, Singh said that Odisha has received the highest budgetary allocation of Rs 5102 crore in 2017-18.

Bhubaneswar New station will be opened soon and Wi-Fi facility will be provided at Sambalpur, Rayagada, Vijiyanagaram, Jagdalpur, Berhampur, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Srikakulam stations, the ECoR GM said.

Work is in progress at Narla Road for the Electric Loco POH Workshop and for freight maintenance facility at Maneswar, he added.

He said so far under infrastructural development this year two new lines and 12 doubling projects have been commissioned and as many as 74 nos. of Road Over Bridges (ROB) and Subways have been completed adding that 128 unmanned level crossing and 19 manned level crossings have been eliminated.

 As a part of green initiatives 3294 nos of bio-toilets have been fitted in 895 coaches to maintain cleanliness at stations and tracks and ten trains (connecting Puri with other religious places like Rameswaram and Dwarika) have been converted into green trains with zero discharge, the ECoR GM stated.


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