Dharmendra Inaugurates Nayagarh Town-Mahipur Railway Line By Flagging Off Passenger Train

'The Railway Line Will Be Extended Up To Daspalla By March 2022 & Balangir by December 2023'

Nayagarh: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas, and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday dedicated the new rail line from Nayagarh town to Mahipur to the nation at a function at the Nayagarh town railway station.

He also flagged off the extension of Khurda Road-Nayagarh Town-Khurda Road Passenger train up to Mahipur station.

Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister said that the Railways had set a target to extend the railway line up to Daspalla by March 2022 and Balangir by December 2023.

The newly-laid 12-km broad gauge line from Nayagarh town to Mahipur was completed in July this year.

The railway line from Khurda Road to Begunia was commissioned on July 16, 2015, while Begunia to Rajsunakhala and Rajsunakhala to Bolagarh Road were commissioned on November 3, 2015, and March 20, 2017, respectively. Besides, the railway line between Bolagarh Road and Nayagarh town was commissioned on June 19, 2017, and from Balangir to Bichhupalli on January 15, 2018.

Of the 289-km Khurda-Balangir project, 92 km has been completed so far while construction of the railway line from Khurda Road and Balangir is nearing completion.

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