SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
RAILWAY MINISTER FLAGS OFF MEMU PASSENGER AND INAUGURATES
A NUMBER OF DEVELOPMENTAL WORKS AT BALASORE TODAY
TO STRENGHTHEN THE RAIL CONNECTIVITY IN ODISHA
Balasore, 7th January, 2022:
Sri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India, inaugurated a number of passenger amenities and developmental works at Balasore today (7th January, 2022). Shri Bishweswar Tudu, Hon’bleMinister of State, Ministry of Tribal Affairs & Ministry of Jal Shakti andShri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Hon’ble MP were present at the programmes.
From Balasore station, the Hon’ble Railway Minister Flagged off 08411 Balasore - Bhubaneswar MEMU Passenger. Shri Vaishnaw has also laid the Foundation Stone for the work of Opening of Passenger Services between Balasore and Gopinathpur. Later, Hon’ble Minister has visited the Basta Station to inaugurate the Developmental Works. He also laid the Foundation Stone of the New Station Building at Jaleswar.
While addressing the gathering at different places, Hon’ble Railway Minister stated that inauguration of the MEMU train will ensure better connectivity of Balasore with the State Capital, Bhubaneswar. Extension of rail network in Balasore and adjoining remote areas will enable passengers for travelling towards major stations like Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak. Giving importance to the passenger amenities, he said that development of station building and other facilities at Basta and Jaleswar will be immensely helpful for the local people. He added that, Government is committed to fulfil the aspirations of the people of Odisha and as a major step in this regard there has been substantial increase in allocation of funds during the recent time for expansion of Railway Network in Odisha. Mentioning Jaleswar as the gateway of Odisha, the Minister said that he would personally monitor the station development work including its design at Jaleswar. Hon’ble Minister also laid stress on timely completion of all ongoing railway projects.
Hon’ble Members of Legislative Assembly and other dignitaries were present at different venues. Ms. Archana Joshi, General Manager, South Eastern Railway welcomed the guests at all the functions. Principal Officers of South Eastern Railway also attended the programmes.