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GAM/Ganjam (4 PFs)
ଗଞ।ମ     गंजम

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 18
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
National Highway 5, Ganjam
State: Odisha
Elevation: 9 m above sea level
Zone: ECoR/East Coast
Division: Khurda Road
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Jul 06 2015 (19:41)  Uncertainty looms over Wagon Factory at Sitalapalli in Ganjam (www.railnews.co.in)
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Ganjam (GAM): Uncertainty looms large over setting up of the wagon factory at Sitalapalli in Odisha’s Ganjam district following allocation of meagre amount for the project in the last Railway budget.
The proposal for construction of the railway wagon factory was first announced in 2011-12 by then railway minister Mamata Banarjee. Since then, her successors have mentioned about the project in their respective budget speeches without allocating adequate funds to take the project forward.
The district administration has earmarked around 101-acres of land in the area for the wagon factory. Necessary communication on
the site has been sent to the Railway Ministry, sources said. However, there is no progress on the project yet. Sitalapalli is situated near Jagannathpur railway station, about 20 km from Berhampur. Tata Steel is setting up an Industrial Park close to the site, while the Gopalpur port is also located nearby.
“We are doubtful about the implantation of the project by the Centre,” said T. Gopi, state secretary of the ruling BJD. “We had high hopes for the project when the central government announced it in 2011-12. But now uncertainty looms large over its implantation with allocation of meagre amount in the successive Railway budgets,” added Mamata Bisoi, vice president of state women’s wing of BJD.
Senior BJP leader and former deputy speaker of state Assembly, Ram Chandra Panda, had submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to implement the railway project and allocate more funds for it.
Former Union minister and Congress leader Chandra Sekhar Sahu and CPM’s state secretary Ali Kishor Patnaik also criticized the NDA government for ignoring the project
Apart from the proposed railway wagon factory at Sitalapalli, the people of the area want construction of the railway line from Gopalpur to Rayagada, Berhampur to Phulbani, railway terminal at Berhampur, running of direct train from Berhampur to New Delhi, Berhampur to Rourkeal via Sambalpur, a DMU from Berhampur to Puri, said Sahu.
Nov 14 2013 (08:52)  Ganjam Congress leaders call on Railway Minister (www.thehindu.com)
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They seek a special package for restoration of stations
A delegation of Ganjam district Congress met Union Minister for Railway Mallikarjun Kharge in New Delhi to press for speedy restoration work of railways in Phailin-hit areas and other demands.
The delegation included former Union Minister Chandra Sekhar Sahu, secretary of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) Bikram Panda, district Congress president Bhagaban Gantayat and
city unit president of the party Sanjit Panigrahy. Speaking over phone from New Delhi, Mr Sahu said they had handed over a memorandum to the Union Railway Minister and had held a detailed discussion with Mr Kharge regarding issues related to railway in Ganjam and Gajapati districts.
The Congress leaders had said all railway stations and passenger halts from Khalikote to Berhampur in Ganjam district had been damaged by the cyclonic storm.
“We feel although the railway authorities have started the restoration work at the stations yet the progress was too tardy,” Mr Sahu said.
It may be noted that Berhampur railway station had been declared a model railway station by the Indian Railway but the cyclone has taken away its sheen. The Congress leaders demanded a special package for restoration of these devastated stations. They also wanted the Railway Minister to take initiative for opening of special ticket counters for women and senior citizens at Berhampur railway station.
They drew attention of the Minister towards the slow progress of work of proposed fourth platform at Berhampur railway station.
They wanted its work to be completed by January for inauguration.
New trains sought
They demanded two new trains to be started from Paralakhemundi in Gajapati district.
One of these trains should connect Paralakhemundi with Visakhapatnam and the other train should be a fast passenger or express between Paralakhemundi and Puri.
At present Paralakhemundi is connected by only one passenger train to Puri.
Ganjam Congress leaders would also meet the Union Ministers for Rural Development, Agriculture etc to urge for proper assistance for restoration work in Phailin and flood devastated areas.
They also met Union Minister Srikant Jena and discussed issues related to relief and restoration work.
Oct 25 2013 (15:52)  Trains cancelled, schools closed in flood-hit Odisha (www.thehindu.com)
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The Odisha government on Friday ordered the closure of all schools and colleges in the flood-hit districts till Monday in view of the grim flood situation.
The continuous rains in the affected districts - Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Khurda, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Nayagarh and Mayurbhanj - some of which were badly hit by cyclone Phailin, has crippled relief and rehabilitation.
Water levels have risen in many rivers across the State, according to official sources. The blocks affected in flash floods in Ganjam include Chikiti, Hinjili, Sana Khemundi, Patrapur, Dharakote, and Aska.
Two blocks of adjoining Gajapati district – Parlakhemundi and Mohana – were also witnessing flooding.
Thousands of people have been evacuated to safe shelters such as cyclone shelters, and school and college buildings in the flood-hit regions. The State Government had already asked the District Collectors to evacuate people and continue the relief and rescue operations.
The death toll in the present floods, which has come just two weeks after the twin-calamities of Phailin that hit several districts in north and coastal Odisha and the cyclone-triggered rains caused floods in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar and Jajpur districts.
All trains between Khurda Road and Vizianagaram have been halted since 10 am on Friday, Mr. J.P. Mishra, Chief Public Relations Officer of East Coast Railway told The Hindu.
The trains had been halted because water was flowing over the rail tracks between Balugaon and Chilika stations. The Visakha Express had returned from Kalupada Ghat to Bhubaneswar. A special train has been sent from Bhubaneswar to Balugaon to pick up stranded passengers, Mr. Mishra added.
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10 killed in floods
Floods triggered by low pressure induced rains wreaked havoc in cyclone-hit Ganjam and other coastal districts of Odisha, leaving 10 persons dead and lakhs marooned as helicopters launched rescue operations.
Of the ten deaths, six, including four members of a family were killed in wall collapse in Jagatsinghpur district and four others were swept away in floods in Ganjam district, Special Relief Commissioner, P.K. Mohapatra said.
He said that around 85,000 persons have been evacuated to safety so far.
Three helicopters began rescue operation in Ganjam district where the situation remained a cause of concern as rivers Rushikulya and Ghodahada were in spate, the SRC said.
Oct 13 2013 (17:15)  Railway signal, high-tension towers, platforms damaged in Odisha (www.dnaindia.com)
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With uprooted high tension towers and signals, damaged platforms and tracks blocked by trees due to high-velocity winds of Cyclone Phailin in Odisha, East Coast Railways today said no trains were moving in Bhadrak-Khurda Road-Palasa-Vizianagaram sections.
While the up line signal of Ichhapuram Station was uprooted, the overbridge and platform shelter at Brahmapur, Ganjam, Somepeta, Balugaon, Mancheswar and Khurda Road stations were either blown away or damaged, ECor Railway said in a press release.
With the wind speed of the cyclone gradually reducing, engineering, traction distribution and signalling and telecommunication staff have been
kept in readiness to visit the affected spots by tower wagon and diesel light engines.
The overhead equipment at Khurda Road-Palasa was not functioning and an attempt to charge it had failed, the release said.
The overhead equipment at Cuttack-Paradeep and Barang-Khurda Road sections were also not functioning and tower wagons from Bhadrak and Jajpur-Keonjhar Road had already moved out to the sections, the release said. "Details of sectional damages can be assessed only after the relief team reports back," it said.
High tension towers were uprooted at many locations in Khurda Road–Brahmapur section.
A large number of uprooted trees were lying on the track and overhead equipment, the release said.
The running of major trains between Kolkata and Chennai passing through Odisha would be affected due to these developments, ECoR sources said.
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