PM Modi launches railway projects worth over 8,000 crore rupees in Odisha

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8,000-crore-rupees-in-OdishaPrime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated several railway projects worth over 8,000 crore rupees in Odisha on 18th May via video conferencing. 

An overview of the news

  • During the event, Modi flagged off the Vande Bharat Express between Puri and Howrah. 

  • The train will cover a distance of 500 km and will pass through Khordha, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore districts of Odisha and Paschim Medinipur, Purba Medinipur districts of West Bengal.

  • The train will provide fast, comfortable and convenient travel experience to rail users, promote tourism and spur economic development in the region.

  • Regular operation of Howrah-Puri-Howrah Vande Bharat Express will start from May 20. The train will run six days a week.

  • The train will leave Howrah at 6.10 am and reach Puri at 12.35 pm and in return it will leave Puri at 1.50 pm and reach Howrah at 8.30 pm.

Projects dedicated by the Prime Minister

  • PM Modi also dedicated 100% electrification of the rail network in Odisha.

  • He dedicated the doubling of Sambalpur-Titlagarh rail line, a new broad gauge rail line between Angul-Sukinda, the third line connecting Manoharpur-Rourkela-Jharsuguda-Jamga and a new broad-gauge line between Bichupali-Jhartarbha.

About Odisha

  • Capital- Bhubaneswar

  • Governor- Ganeshi Lal

  • Chief Minister- Naveen Patnaik

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