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PM Modi launches development projects worth over Rs 1500 crore in Odisha

PM Modi dedicated electrified Jharsuguda-Vizianagaram and Sambalpur-Angul lines spanning 813 kilometres to the nation. These railway lines were electrified at a cost of around Rs 1,000 crore.

Jan 15, 2019 16:13 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 15, 2019 visited Odisha and launched several development projects worth over Rs 1,500 crore at Balangir, Odisha.

PM Modi dedicated electrified Jharsuguda-Vizianagaram and Sambalpur-Angul lines spanning 813 kilometres to the nation. These railway lines were electrified at a cost of around Rs 1,000 crore.

Projects launched by PM Modi

  • The Prime Minister inaugurated the doubling of Barpali-Dungaripali and Balangir-Deogaon railway lines in the state.
  • The 15 km-long Balangir-Bichhupali railway line laid at a cost of Rs 115 crores was also launched. It is part of the new 289 kilometre Balangir-Khurda road line which connects Howrah-Chennai main line on Khurda Road and Titlagarh-Sambalpur line at Balangir.
  • A new train on Balangir-Bichhupali route was also flagged off. It would benefit commuters of the region, besides connecting Bichhupali to Jharsuguda and Vizianagaram main line through Balangir.
  • PM Modi also dedicated to the nation the Multi-Modal Logistics Park at Jharsuguda. The Park promotes movement of goods for domestic as well as global trade. It will establish Jharsuguda as a prime logistics hub and boost ease of doing business in the state.
  • A bridge between Theruvali and Singapur Road station was inaugurated on the occasion. The bridge re-establishes the linkage over Nagavali River which was destroyed during floods in July 2017.
  • The Passport Sewa Kendras were inaugurated at Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Puri, Phulbani, Bargarh and Balangir.
  • The foundation stone was also laid for a permanent building of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Sonepur.
  • The Prime Minister also inaugurated renovation and restoration works at Nilamadhav and Siddheswar Temple at Gandhaharadi in Boudh, Paschim Somnath group of temples in Boudh and Ranipur Jharial group of monuments in Balangir.

Significance

The projects will not only spur the growth of Odisha but also of eastern India. Within a month, more than Rs 20,000 crore of development projects have been either inaugurated or initiated in Odisha.

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