Odisha, Railway Ministry to ink MoU for 2 projects on Oct 10

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Railway Ministry for setting up of two rail projects in the State, which were sanctioned in the 2016-17 Railway Budget, on October 10 at the Rail Bhavan in New Delhi.

The MoU will be signed in presence of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for execution of the Jeypore-Malkangiri and Jeypore-Nabarangpur rail projects.

The Odisha government has said it would bear 50 per cent project cost for the Jeypore -Nabarangapur project and 25 per cent project cost for the Jeypore-Malkangiri project.

Besides, the State has told the Centre land will be provided free of cost for the Nabarangapur project.

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Notably, the Centre had allocated a token amount for both the projects in the 2016-17 Railway Budget.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will leave for New Delhi on a five-day visit from today.