On Thursday Odisha has bought a whopping allocation of Rs four,682 crore within the Railway funds 2016-17 offered by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. The allocation is 30% greater than the earlier allocation.
Whereas 5 new railway strains will probably be laid within the state, WiFi system can be put in at Bhubaneswar railway station by March 31. The 5 newly proposed routes are Jeypore-Malkangiri, Jeypore-Nabarangpur, Banshapani-Barbil, Berhampur-Sambalpur and Gandamunda-Rourkela.
Centre grants Rs one hundred twenty cr for Khurda-Balangir challenge. Odisha will contribute Rs a hundred and twenty cr in Rail Price range. Mission work for rail connectivity to Paradip port is being undertaken in Rail Funds. MoUs inked to type JVs with 17 states together with Odisha to undertake railway projs get in-precept nod in Rail Funds. Services for pilgrims will likely be improved & enhanced at 18 stations together with Puri, 12.87 crore for Daitari – Banspani route, 5.21 crore for Lanjigarh – Junagarh route, 200 crore for Haridaspur – Paradip route and one hundred fifty crore for Talcher – Bimlagarh, Rs 150cr Angul-Sukinda railway route.
Notably, the Odisha authorities had demanded an allocation of Rs 5000 crore for the state within the Rail finances. Whereas the Congress led-UPA Authorities had allotted Rs 1424.ninety eight crore to Odisha within the 2014-Rail funds, the BJP led-NDA Authorities, after coming to energy within the Centre, had sanctioned Rs 2548 crore for Odisha within the 2015-Rail finances. This yr’s allocation to the state within the Rail finances is the very best-ever allocation.