Pradeep Pattanayak

To improve connectivity between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, the work on the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Metro Rail Project will continue, said Housing and Urban Development Minister Krushnachandra Mohapatra on Tuesday. 

The state’s budget condition will be analysed and if required, help from the central government will be sought, said Mohapatra. 

“The Metro train project has been given to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. We will discuss how the work will proceed in the coming rainy season. We will also analyse the condition of the state’s budget. If required, we will seek help from the central government. Since a double engine government is here and the Prime Minister has a special liking for Odisha, we believe, the central government will offer assistance for the development in the state,” added Mohapatra. 

Also Read: Odisha CM lays foundation stone for Rs 6000 cr Metro rail project on New Year

Notably, the metro rail project between the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack was announced on Odisha Dibas on April 1, 2023, and former Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid its foundation stone on January 1 this year.

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