Date of Post : 21 June, 2017
Nayagarh: After a long wait, Nayagarh was included in the country’s rail map. Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister, dedicated the newly-built 12.8 kilometer railway section between Bolagarh Road to Nayagarh town to the nation.
Prabhu flagged off a passenger special train from Nayagarh town to Khurda Road through video-conferencing from Rail Bhavan in New Delhi in the presence of Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan & Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Patasani.
- Also, he inaugurated the Nayagarh Town station & Bolagarh Road passenger halt.
- A large number of people attended the event in Nayagarh in the presence of local MLA Arun Sahoo.
- “Dedicated new Railway line between Bolagarh and Nayagarh in Odisha, flagged off train service. A large number of pilgrims visit Puri during the Rath Yatra festival. This train service will facilitate their movement,” Prabhu tweeted.
- 2 pairs of passenger trains will run between Khurda Road and Nayagarh.
The first train
- The first train – Nayagarh-Khurda Road passenger – will leave Nayagarh at 5am & reach Khurda Road at 7am.
- The other train of the pair – Khurda Road-Nayagarh passenger – will leave Khurda Road at 7.35pm & reach Nayagarh at 9.30pm.
The 2nd train
- The 2nd train – Khurda Road-Nayagarh passenger train – will leave Khurda Road at 7.45am and reach Nayagarh at 9.30am.
- The return train will leave Nayagarh at 10am and reach Khurda Road at 11.30am.
- Construction of the rail section between Bolagarh Road & Nayagarh was completed recently.
- The newly-built section is part of the 289 kilometer Khurda-Balangir railway project.
- The Ist phase of the project between Khurda Road & Begunia (36km) was commissioned on July 16, 2015.
- The train service was extended in the 2nd phase between Begunia & Rajsunakhala (9.5km) on November 3, 2015.
- Later, it was again extended to Bolagarh on March 20 this year in the 3rd phase.
- The railways has set a target to complete the Rs 3,005 crore (approx US$ 462.31 Million) project by June 2021.
- The Centre has allocated Rs 700 crore (approx US$ 107.69 Million) in the Union Budget this year for the project which will connect the western part of the state to coastal Odisha.