Union Railway Minister inspects Jharsuguda railway station

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw inspected the Jharsuguda railway station today and suggested several passenger amenity measures.

During his visit to Jharsuguda to inspect the Jharsuguda Electronic Interlocking System, Vaishnaw also discussed about issues related to railway in Jharsuguda district.

He was accompanied by Archana Joshi, General Manager, SER & ECoR and other senior officials during his second day visit to Jharsuguda.

Odisha BJP Secretary Tankadhar Tripathy sought the Union Minister’s help for development of Jharsuguda district as well as the pre-independence era railway station in Jharsuguda town.

Tripathy demanded before the Railway Minster to ensure Bilaspur, Sambalpur and Chakardharpur divisions are combined and controlled from Jharsuguda station. The Union Minister agreed upon the proposal.

Tripathy also requested Vaishnaw that the Old Post Office building at Jharsuguda, built during the British Raj (1892), should be renovated and declared as a heritage building.

Vaishnaw also reviewed various Railway divisions, East Coast (ECoR), South- Eastern (SE) and South Central (SC) divisions.

The Minister arrived in Jharsuguda yesterday evening from New Delhi and has been back to the national capital today evening.

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