Bhubaneswar: The Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohen and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the second entry and new station building with reserved and unreserved ticketing system at Bhubaneswar railway station here today.
The Ministers also inaugurated new station building at Sakhigopal through video conferencing from here.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajen Gohen said, “The Narendra Modi Government has done “unprecedented” work in the last three years for the development in the railway sector in the eastern region of the country”.
“Over Rs 5100 crore have been sanctioned for the development of railway infrastructure in Odisha during 2017-18 financial year, but various railway projects are not being completed in time due to land acquisition problems and several other issues under state subjects which need to be addressed by the Odisha government,” he claimed.
In his speech, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that several new projects are in the pipeline for the development of railway infrastructure in Odisha. He also proposed to construct third foot over bridge, with an estimated cost of Rs 6 crore, at the Bhubaneswar railway station.