Thursday, July 17, 2008

Rail Board chairman to meet Naveen today

The Pioneer, July 17, 2008
Pioneer News Service | Bhubaneswar

Rail Board Chairman Kalyan Coomar Jena will meet Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Orissa Niwas in New Delhi on Thursday. During the meeting, Patnaik would draw the attention of the chairman towards how the State has been neglected by the Railway authorities.

He would also urge the chairman to take steps to expedite the works of the ongoing rail projects in the State.

The projects like Khurda Road -Nayagarh - Balangir, Talcher - Bimlagarh, Naupada-Gunupur- Theruvali, Lanjigarh Road -Bhawanipatna -Junagarh-Nabarangpur-Jeypore - Malkangiri - Bhadramchalam - Bhadrachalam Road, Buramara - Chakulia and Bangiriposi - Gurumahisani-Keonjhar would come up for discussion during the meeting. Patnaik would also urge Jena to take up steps in expanding the rail network in the Maoist-affected areas of the State. He is also likely to draw the attention of the chairman towards the disruption of rail service between Orissa and West Bengal through Balasore.

The whole rail network has been badly hit after the recent flood that wrought havoc in north Orissa. Though a number of days have passed, the rail authorities are yet to restore the rail service fully between Howrah and Puri.

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