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BLGR/Bolangir (3 PFs)
ବଲାଂଗୀର୍     बलांगीर
[Balangir]

Track: Construction - Single-Line Electrification

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 48
Number of Originating Trains: 1
Number of Terminating Trains: 1
Bolangir
State: Odisha
Elevation: 185 m above sea level
Zone: ECoR/East Coast
Division: Sambalpur
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Sep 16 2015 (22:46)  Construction Works on Balangir-Khurda Rail line to Commence Shortly (www.railnews.co.in)
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Sep 16 2015 (10:46PM)
Station Tag: Bolangir/BLGR added by MAA TARA**/378817

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Balangir (BLGR): Construction works on a 19-km stretch of the 289-km-long Khurda-Balangir railway line to link coastal Odisha with the western region of the state, would begin from Balangir side of Sambalpur Division on East Coast Railway in December. The railway line is a long awaited one, as the survey for it was done before Independence in 1945, but work on the project started only in 2007.
East Coast Railway (ECoR) General Manager Rajiv Vishnoi today said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who chaired the first apex committee meeting on the railway project, has asked the Railways to complete the project within six years, that is by December 15, 2021.
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19-km section spans Balangir to Bhuinsapalli. Indian Railways had on July 20 signed an agreement with the Odisha government for completion of the Khurda-Balangir rail route.
As per the agreement, Odisha government has committed to finance 50 per cent of the expenditure to be incurred for the construction of 176 km-long rail route from Balangir to Daspalla in Nayagarh district.
The project cost of the route was estimated to be Rs 2,000 crore of which the state would provide Rs 1,000 crore, besides free-of-cost land worth Rs 350 crore.
The state government has appointed land acquisition officers in Boudh, Balangir and Nayagarh districts, Odisha’s Commerce and Transport Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi said.
The minister said the total 289 km-long route has been divided into three phases – Khurda-Begunia (36 km), Begunia -Daspalla (76 km) and Daspalla-Balangir (176 km). While Khurda-Begunia line work was complete, the line work from Begunia to Rajsunakhala is also over and work on the remaining was going on there.
The minister said as per the ECoR, the rail track network construction work from Begunia to Nayagarh would be completed by 2017.
Apr 06 2015 (11:01)  Land Hurdle Continues to Delay Khurda-Balangir Railway Line (www.railnews.co.in)
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Apr 06 2015 (11:01AM)
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Balangir (BLGR): The successful trial run of trains in a stretch of 32-km on Khurda Road-Balangir line on August 31 last year had raised hopes of completion of the project soon. But, the project continues to hang fire with land acquisition posing as a major hurdle.
The railway line which will pass through Khurda, Nayagarh, Boudh, Sonepur and Balangir districts would require construction of 11 tunnels measuring 6.3 km, around 435 bridges including a 660-metre bridge over river Tel besides culverts and other constructions.
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providing the land free of cost, the acquisition process for the 289-km rail line has hit a road block.
As yet, only land for laying train tracks on 22 kms has been acquired in Balangir district while not a single inch of land has been acquired in Boudh district which has a lion’s share of 122 kms. However, in neighbouring Nayagarh district, land has been acquired from Raj Sunakhala to Nayagarh.
After connecting Khurda Road with Begunia in the first phase, work on the 46-km stretch to Raj Sunakhala was to be completed by March 31 this year and the 66-km stretch till Nayagarh has 2015-16 financial year deadline. But meeting the deadline now seems to be remote considering the slow pace of work.
As per official reports, the budget of the project which was estimated at `4.98 crore after the initial survey has shot up to a staggering `2,000 crore as it witnessed low budgetary provisions in Central Budgets and issues of land acquisition.
The rail link was first surveyed in 1945 by the then Bengal-Nagpur Railway (BNR) administration which found the route important as it connected most backward undivided districts of Balangir, Kalahandi, Koraput and Phulbani with Bhubaneswar. Smaller towns such as Daspalla, Banigochha, Manipur and Boudh were also part of the line.
Jul 03 2014 (20:02)  ECoR LINES UP SPECIAL TRAINS FOR SANDHYA DARSHAN, BAHUDA AND SUNAVESA (www.eastcoastrail.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Jul 03 2014 (8:02PM)
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Posted by: sriharsha busi  5 news posts
03-07-2014
Bhubaneswar
ECoR LINES UP SPECIAL TRAINS FOR SANDHYA DARSHAN, BAHUDA AND SUNAVESA
With an aim to provide comfortable journey to the commuters and to avoid rush in regular trains to and from Puri during the world famous Car Festival-2014 of Lord Jagannath, East Coast Railway has provided special trains from different parts of the state including the special trains to and from
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neighboring states.
In view of rush, East Coast Railway has lined up special trains to and from Puri o­n the occasion of Sandhya Darshan, Bahuda and Sunavesa of Lord Jagannath. All the special trains will run as passenger trains and will stop at eash & every station from originating to destination and back.
Besides the Special trains announced for Gundicha Rath Yatra festival earlier, 49 Special trains will now run for Sandhya Darshan, Bahuda and Suna vesa festivals. 12891/12892 Bhubaneswar-Bangiriposi- Bhubaneswar Express has been extended up to Puri till 09th July 2014. Apart from this, a large number of extra coaches have been kept to provide service as per requirement. Elaborate arrangements have been made for cleaning and watering of trains for ensuring pleasant and comfortable journey.
SANDHYA DARSHAN:
A special train has been arranged between Cuttack and Puri which will leave Cuttack at 0730hrs towards Puri and will return to Cuttack at 1900hrs from Puri.
BAHUDA YATRA:
Special trains from Visakhapatnam, Kharagpur, Balangir, Kendujhargarh and Bhadrak will leave o­n 6th July and from Paradeep, Cuttack and Brahmapur o­n 7th July towards Puri at various timings as announced earlier and will also return from Puri o­n 7th July evening towards these destinations.
SUNAVESA:
Special trains from Cuttack, Bhadrak, Angul, Brahmapur, Kendujhargarh, Balangir, Palasa, Paradeep and Visakhapatnam will leave o­n 8th July towards Puri and will also return back from Puri o­n the same day night towards different destinations.​
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