Stating that a large part of Odisha still remained untouched by the Railways, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday demanded that these backward regions should be connected with the national network by sanctioning projects proposed by the State Government.
In a letter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, the Chief Minister said two most important lines to connect the backward regions of Odisha are Jeypore-Malkangiri (going up to Bhadrachalam in Andhra Pradesh) and Jeypore-Nabarangpur.
The preliminary survey for these two lines had been done by the Railways and as these fall in Left Wing
Now official twitter account of saying these railway demands for odisha:
1. CM @Naveen_Odisha commended @PMOIndia proposal to setup NINEI at Bhubaneswar & sought early announcement & fund release for kickoff.
2. Introduce new train service from Puri to Mumbai via Sambalpur and Titlagarh (Not possible as no new trains this time).
3. DMU/MEMU services in Sambalpur-Jharsuguda-Rourkela, Cuttack-Paradeep, Bramhapur-Balasore & Rourkela-Keonjhar (Excellent demand).
DMU/MEMU services in Sambalpur-Jharsuguda-Rourkela, Cuttack-Paradeep, Bramhapur-Balasore & Rourkela-Keonjhar is very urgently required at this moment as this will surely reduce the heavy unreserved crowd travelling in regular express trains for short journey.
18005 Howrah JN(HWH)-Jagdalpur(JDB) Express Diverted
This train is diverted between Kharagpur JN [KGP] and Sambalpur [SBP] stations
New Schedule Via:ULUBARIA(ULB),BAGNAN(BZN),MECHEDA (MCA),PANSKURA(PKU),KHARAGPUR JN(KGP), SAMBALPUR(SBP),HIRAKUD(HKG),BARGARH ROAD(BRGA), BARPALI(BRPL),BALANGIR(BLGR),SAINTALA(SFC),BADMAL (BUDM),TITLAGARH(TIG),KESINGA(KSNG),RUPRA ROAD (RPRD),NORIA ROAD(NRLR),AMBODALA(AMB),MUNIGUDA (MNGD),THERUBALI(THV),SINGAPURAM ROAD(SPRD), RAYAGADA(RGDA),TIKIRI(TKRI),LAKSHMIPUR ROAD(LKMR), DAMAN JODI(DMNJ),KORAPUT(KRPU),JEYPORE(JYP)