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Tag: Khurda Bolangir Rail Project

Conceived before independence, Khurda-Bolangir rail project still on long road to completion

Bhubaneswar: When PM Modi flagged off train services on the 19-km long Bolangir-Bicchupali section of Khurda-Bolangir railway project, it brought a new lease of happiness on the face of Yajna Kar, a local septuagenarian of Bicchupali area who has been hearing about the project since 1940s. But there is still a hint of displeasure in […]

Centre allocates Rs 700 cr for Khurda-Bolangir rail project

Bhubaneswar: The project-wise details of Rs 5,102 crore allocation made in the 2017 Union Budget for various rail projects in State revealed that the center has allocated Rs 700 crore for the Khurda-Bolangir railway project. According to ECoR sources, among others Rs 275 crore budget allocation made for Jeypore-Nabrangpur rail project. While Rs 250 crore […]

Khurda-Bolangir project: Hopes soar again ahead of rail budget

Bhubaneswar: Surveyed in 1945, approved in 1993 and still incomplete in 2016 – the timeline for the Khurda-Bolangir Rail project has been inordinately protracted. On the eve of the Rail Budget every year, hopes germinate only to wilt under the unforgiving sun of indifference. As the countdown for this year’s Rail Budget begins, five districts […]