Indian Railways and state govt of Odisha have signed an MoU for new broad gauge segment
Indian Railways has signed an agreement with Odisha
government for speedy implementation of a segment of Khurda Road to Bolangir
new broad gauge rail line on cost-sharing basis.
The Memorandum of Understanding will go a long
way in developing infrastructure in Odisha, as Dasapalla-Bolangir segment of
Khurda-Bolangir new line running from east to west across the state will
accelerate the development in the districts falling on this line.
Presently, Railway Minister is Suresh Prabhu.
Khurda Road-Bolangir (289 km) new line project has been
taken up by the Railways at an anticipated cost of Rs 3,050 crore.
Odisha has consented to partner with Railways by providing
land free of cost and sharing 50 % of the construction cost for Dasapalla to
Bolangir (177 km), to complete this important infrastructure project.
The MoU signing event was held in the presence of many
Odisha MPs and senior officials from the state and Railways.