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Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 150
Number of Originating Trains: 4
Number of Terminating Trains: 4
Railway Colony, Near station square, Balasore - 756001
State: Odisha
Elevation: 20 m above sea level
Zone: SER/South Eastern
Division: Kharagpur
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Aug 28 2016 (09:27)  ASI suspended over taking body on pole (www.thehindu.com)
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A Government Railway Police’s (GRP) Assistant Sub-Inspector was on Saturday suspended for “not performing his duty properly”, leading to undignified treatment of an old woman’s body in Odisha’s Balasore district.
“We have suspended ASI P. R. Mishra for not performing his duty properly while transporting the body of an old woman. The ASI was suspended after preliminary inquiry into the incident,” Superintendent of Police, GRP Odisha Sanjay Kausal said.
He said the GRP had hired two sweepers from Soro in Balasore district for transporting the old woman’s body. As rigor mortis had set
in, they allegedly broke her body and wrapped it in a cloth and tied it to a bamboo pole to carry the body.
“The ASI was on duty and present at the spot, but did not oppose the sweepers’ act,” Mr. Kausal said. Salamani Behera, an 80-year-old widow was run over by a goods train near Soro railway station on Wednesday. Her body was taken to the community health centre. But the GRP personnel reached there only after 12 hours.
OHRC seeks report
As they could not arrange an ambulance to take the body to Balasore for post-mortem, they broke it, stuffed it in a gunny bag and carried it tied to a bamboo pole, Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) said in its report.
The OHRC has sought a report from Balasore District Collector and Railway IGP. The National Human Rights Commission too issued a notice to Odisha government seeking a report on the incident within four weeks.

Aug 28 2016 (09:41)
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Terrible. They came to spot after 12 hours...
Aug 04 2016 (12:09)  BJD stalls movement of goods trains to Chhattisgarh - The New Indian Express (www.newindianexpress.com)
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Aug 04 2016 (12:09PM)
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BHUBANESWAR/BALASORE : Intensifying its agitation against alleged unilateral construction of projects on Mahanadi river, the ruling BJD on Wednesday halted a number of Chhattishgarh-bound goods trains t different places of the State. Besides, the party has launched a relay hunger strike before the Central Water Commission (CWC) branch office in Bhubaneswar.
Reports reaching from different parts of the State stated that BJD MLAs and party workers blocked the rail tracks and demonstrated in front of the trains in Koraput, Rayagada, Balasore, Berhampur, Athagarh, Sambalpur, Balangir, Rourkela and Jharsuguda stations. The Chhattisgarh-bound goods trains were halted for about 30 minutes by BJD workers as a mark of protest against the State Government’s act of undertaking
construction of barrages, dams and other projects on upstream of Mahanadi river without consulting Odisha Government, Minister and BJD youth wing president Sanjay Dasburma said.
Industries Minister Debi Prasad Mishra, Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda and other senior leaders of the party also participated in an agitation before the CWC branch office here. “Chhattisgarh prepared the master plan of the projects without consulting Odisha as a co-basin State. On the Kelo project, the CWC had not named Odisha in its 95th meeting while the Water Resources Departments of other states were informed,” Mishra said.
Though Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has been claiming that the State utilises only 25 per cent of water, but in reality they took about 37.5 per cent water and is planning to draw 88 per cent of Mahanadi water in the future, Mishra said. In Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts, hundreds of BJD activists staged rail roko. The ruling party activists took out bike rally and raised slogans against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh beforecongregating at both Balasore and Baripada railway stations.
While the demonstration was led by Government Chief Whip and Bhogarai MLA Ananta Das at Balasore, party’s youth president Subramaniam Mohanty and vice-chairman of Baripada municipality Jitendra Mohanty led the rally in Baripada. Slamming the Raman Singh Government for not informing Odisha Government before commencing the dam works on the upstream of Mahanadi,Das said the protest against the neighbouring State would continue till it refrains from construction activities. “Mahanadi is lifeline of Odisha.
Though it originated from Chhattisgarh, but the river flows the most in Odisha which is in its downstream. As a co basin State, Chhattisgarh should take Odisha into confidence before taking up any construction activities on it,” he said.
Jul 25 2016 (09:57)  The man who ushered in rail connectivity in Orissa | Orissa Post (www.orissapost.com)
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Jul 25 2016 (9:57AM)
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Balasore: During the British Raj, when railway communication was making its humble beginnings across the country, Baikunthanath Dev, the son of a landlord, played a pivotal role in ushering in rail connectivity in the state.
Along with erstwhile Mayurbhanj king Ramchandra Dev, Baikunthanath made serious efforts in this direction.
When the second session of the Indian National Congress was held at Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1887, Biakunthanath was invited as guest to take part in the event.
appealed to the British government to lay rail network in Orissa. However, due to funds crunch, the Bengal-Nagpur railway authority found it an impossible proposition.
Baikunthanath then put forth a proposal that he would arrange funds for laying of railway line from Kharagpur to Balasore. The Bengal-Nagpur railway authority made it clear that `5 lakh will be required for the project.
Baikunthanath contributed `50,000 and collected `3 lakh from the Mayurbhanj King, `30,000 from a landlord Ganganarayan, `2,500 from Jagmohan Ray and raised the remaining amount from the public.
The railway authorities launched the project after `5 lakh was deposited with them. Baikunthanath’s dream came true February 8, 1892 when a two-engine train ran on the track on a trial basis.
From that humble beginning, the rail network has now expanded across the state. But it’s an irony that neighbouring Mayurbhanj district still lags behind other areas in terms of rail connectivity though King Ramchandra Dev had donated the maximum amount of funds for the first railway project of the state.
Drawing inspiration from the legendary Gourishankar Ray, one of the makers of modern Orissa as well as the savior of Oriya language, Baikunthanath contributed immensely towards the Oriya language movement and creation of separate Orissa province.
By dint of his prudence, intelligence and jovial nature, Baikunthanath emerged as a popular leader in Orissa and the country. The eldest son of landlord Shymananda Dev, Baikunthanath was a friend of legendary poet Radhanath Ray during his school days.
From 1877 to 1891, Maharaja Baikunthanath was the honourary chairperson of the Balasore municipality and a lifetime member of the National Society, an outfit formed with 25 prominent senior citizens during that period. The society had built the Town Hall at Balasore.
Besides, Baikunthanath had worked as the vice-president of the British India Association from 1897 to 1900. With his efforts, several temples, schools, ponds, and hospitals were set up at Balasore, Soro and Remuna. During the visit of Queen Victoria to India, Baikunthanath was honoured with the title of Maharaja.
Moreover, he was the first Oriya to be nominated as a member of the Bengal Legislative Council from 1883 to 1886.
For unification of Oriya-speaking tracts, he along with Bichtrananda Das had submitted a memorandum to then viceroy at Cuttack in 1876.
In 1885, he along with Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das and Palli Kabi Nanda Kishore Bal had put forth a memorandum to Sir Rovers Thompson at Cuttack for this purpose.
Baikunthanath along with Radhanath Ray managed to collect the signatures of over one lakh Oriya people December 15, 1902 and submitted a memorandum to Lord Curzon.
Then, a monthly Oriya magazine named Utkal Darpan was being printed from his
printing press from 1873 to 1874 to promote and propagate Oriya when the language was passing through a critical phase.
Baikunthanath had undertaken a lot of work in the field of land reformation from 1885 to 1900. He passed away in 1923. PNN
Jan 23 2015 (22:10)  06336 Kochuveli(KCVL)- Guwahati(GHY) Special Train (irctcnews.in)
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06336 Kochuveli(KCVL)- Guwahati(GHY) Special Train
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Train Valid From 23rd January 2015 to 22nd February 2015
Dec 25 2014 (15:57)  02837 SANTRAGACHI JN(SRC)-PURI(PURI) Weekly Special (irctcin.blogspot.com)
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New Weekly Special train runs from Santragachi Jn upto Puri Jn. running for one trip only.
Runs from source: Thursday.
Train No: 02837
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