Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Making New Railway Track Exploration in KBK+ Districts

Exploring new railway route is also part of Indian railway that is done regularly in yearly basis. Simultaneous effort should be given in this line as well. New railway track exploration in KBK Plus districts by Indian Railway should be made in the following routes:

(1) Connecting Phulbani with Bhubaneswar such as;
Puranakatak (Boudh dist) - Phulbani (kandhamal dist)

This could be extended to make a network in following route.
Puranakatak (Boudh dist) - Phulbani (kandhamal dist) - Baliguda (Kandhamal dist)-Lanjigarh road
This route will additionally help to reduce distance between Bhawanipatna and Bhubaneswar and connect Baliguda with Phulbani.

(2) Connecting Malkangiri and Nawarangpur districts with Bhubaneswar such as;
Malkangiri – Jeyapore – Nawarangpur – Junagarh

But instead of connecting Nawarangpur with Junagarh similar to NH 201, better to connect via Dharamgarh (merely 10km extra length) because it would benefit a lot to local people (i) for those who visit Dharamgarh sub-divisional offices from Koksara, Jaipatna, Junagarh, Kalampur and Dharamgarh blocks, & (ii) for those who visit Bhawanipatna district head quarter from Dharamgarh, Koksara, Golamunda and part of Junagarh blocks.

So the proposed line could be explored in the following route;
Malkangiri (Malkangiri Dist) – Boipariguda (Koraput Dist) - Jeypore (Koraput Dist) – Boriguma (Koraput Dist) -Nabarangapur (Nabarangapur Dist)– Maidalpur (Nabarangapur Dist) – Ampani (Kalahandi Dist)– Moter (Kalahandi district) - Dharamgarh (Kalahandi district) - Junagarh (Kalahandi district)

(3) Connecting Ramagiri Udayagiri (Gajpati Dist) with Bhuabaneswar, Gopalpur and Rayagada such as;
Gunpur (Rayagada Dist) – Ramagiri Udayagiri (Gajpati Dist)– Digapahandi (Ganjam Dist)-Berhampur (Ganjam Dist) – Gopalpur (Ganjam Dist)
This will help to reduce the distance between Bhubaneswar and Koraput/Jeypore/Rayagada and connect South Orissa with Gopalpur port.

(4) A route to connect the most infamous and unexplored region of Kalahandi and Nuapada districts, which actually made at first KBK region infamous and opened the eye of social workers about poverty and backwardness in this part, could be explored. For example, the most poverty and backward region in KBK districts comes under Golamunda, Thuamul Rampur, Lanjigarh, Sinapali, Komna, Khariara and Nuapada blocks. This railway line would make Golamunda, Sinapali, Komna, Khariara and Nuapada blocks, which are still infamous for poverty, malnutrition, backwardness etc, accessible to outer world. So a railway track should be explored in this route such as;

Dharamgarh (Kalahandi Dist) - Golamunda (Kalahandi Dist)- Sinpali (Nuapada Dist) - Khariar (Nuapada Dist)– Nuapada (Nuapada Dist)- Nuapada road– Padampur (Bargarh Dist)- Bargarh (Bargarh Dist)

This route will connect another backward region Padampur with Bargarh which is a long standing demand. There are also demands to connect Khariar and Sinapali with Nuapada, Golamunda and Dharamgarh with Bhawanipatna and Padampur with Nuapada. This route will serve all the purposes.

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