PM Sanctioned Puri-Konark Rail Line: Ashwini Vaishnaw

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  Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in an interaction with media at Bhubaneswar stated that the much awaited public aspiration Puri-Konark Rail Line has been sanctioned by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji and ₹ 492 Crores has also been sanctioned for construction of this 32 Kms long Rail Line.

          Shri Vaishnaw also said that project has been sanctioned and fund is available. Work for this project will start just after getting land for construction of the rail line. Altogether, 217 acres of land is necessary for this project. Shri Vaishnaw also urged cooperation from State Government in the field of land acquisition work.

Once the line is commissioned, this will promote Spiritual, Heritage and Coastal Tourism. Vistadome like train services will run in this line. This will connect Konark Sun Temple with Shri Jagannath Temple. Jagannath culture will be in promotion in the trains in this route. Apart from this, 4 to 5 tourist Hubs will be made in this Rail Line. Railways will be in coordination with Jagannath Temple Administration for promotion of Jagannath culture in the Rail section.

●          ₹492 Crores Sanctioned for 32 KMs long Rail Line.

●          Will promote Spiritual, Heritage and Coastal Tourism.

●          Urged State Government to cooperate land acquisition to start the work as both fund allotted and project sanctioned.

●          409 Road Over Bridges (ROBs) & Road Under Bridges (RUBs) in Odisha has been completed since 2014-15 and 220 ROB & RUBs are in progress.

●          Release of Commemorative Postage Stamps on Legendary Poets of Odisha and Cultural Heritage of Western Odisha.

Apart from this, Shri Vaishnaw said that, 409 Road Over Bridges (ROBs) and Road Under Bridges (RUBs) in Odisha has been constructed in last 10 years and 220 ROBs & RUBs are now in progress in the State.

These apart, Shri Vaishnaw also released five Commemorative Postage Stamps on Legendry Poets of Odisha and Cultural Heritage of Western Odisha through video conferencing from Bhubaneswar. He also inaugurated 42 Branch Post Offices of 07 Districts of Western Odisha. Hon’ble Union Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan graced the function at Biju Patnaik Auditorium, Sambalpur University, Burla during releasing of Postage Stamps and inauguration of Post Offices.

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