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14-01-2024
RAILWAY MINISTER FLAGGED OFF GOPINATHPUR NILGIRI-BALASORE NEW MEMU TRAIN SERVICE, DEDICATED TO THE NATION NEW BALASORE-GOPINATHPUR NILGIRI PASSENGER LINE, LAID FOUNDATION STONE FOR SUBWAY AT BETNOTI AND INAUGURATED PRS BOOKING COUNTER AT BETNOTI STATION

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RAILWAY MINISTER FLAGGED OFF GOPINATHPUR NILGIRI-BALASORE NEW MEMU TRAIN SERVICE, DEDICATED TO THE NATION NEW BALASORE-GOPINATHPUR NILGIRI PASSENGER LINE, LAID FOUNDATION STONE FOR SUBWAY AT BETNOTI 

AND INAUGURATED PRS BOOKING COUNTER AT BETNOTI STATION 


Kolkata, 13th January, 2024:

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Govt of India flagged off Gopinathpur Nilgiri - Balasore new MEMU train service and dedicated to the nation the new Balasore-Gopinathpur Nilgiri passenger line at a colourful function held at Gopinathpur Nilgiri Railway Station today (13.01.2024). 

The Railway Minister congratulated the local people of Gopinathpur Nilgiri for getting the first ever passenger train connectivity upto Balasore. He said that, with a view to extend the Railway Network in the state of Odisha, Indian Railways has fulfilled the commitment of New station Building, New Passenger Line and New MEMU Service for the area. Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Hon’ble MP and Shri Sukanta Kumar Nayak, Hon’ble MLA were present at the inaugural function held at Gopinathpur Nilgiri.

Three pairs of MEMU trains will run over this route daily. The regular run of the MEMU trains will commence from 14.01.2024 and All MEMU Trains will stop at Sutei Badagan station enroute.

Later, at a function held at Betnoti station, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways laid the foundation stone for Subway at Betnoti station. The Subway will be constructed as a part of providing more passenger amenities. It will ensure smooth entry and exit of passengers and free movement of local people. He has also inaugurated the New PRS Counter at Betnoti Station. The newly opened PRS Counter will provide convenient and time saving ticket booking facility for the local residents

Shri Bishweswar Tudu, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Tribal Affairs, Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Hon’ble MP and Shri Sanatan Bijuli, Hon’ble MLA were present during the function held at Betnoti. 

Shri Anil Kumar Mishra, General Manager, South Eastern Railway welcomed the Railway Minister and other guests at both the functions held at Gopinathpur Nilgiri and Betnoti. Shri K R Chaudhary, Divisional Railway Manager, Kharagpur and other Principal officers of South Eastern Railway were also present at the functions.


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