PM Modi to launch 274 railway projects in Odisha on Tuesday 


Bhubaneswar, March 11: In a major boost to Railways’ infrastructure and connectivity, Prime Minister will lay foundation stone and dedicate various railway projects worth over Rs 85,000 crore in the country, including 274 projects in Odisha.

The Prime Minister will grace the event simultaneously at 764 locations across the countrythroughvideoconferencing.

Addressing media persons here, East Coast Railway (ECoR) Additional General Manager Mohesh Kumar Behera informed about the inauguration, dedication of projects and flagging off of trains.

During the occasion, Prime Minister will dedicate and lay foundation stone for 274 railway projects in Odisha.

These projects includes 162 Electronic Interlocking systems, 41 One Station One Product (OSOP) stalls, 50 Solar power staions, fuve Goods Sheds, nine new line, doubling & 3rd line projects, four Auto signalling systems, one GatiSakthi terminal, one Jan Ausadhi Kendra and one Rail coach restaurant.

Prime Minister will flag off the 3rdVande Bharat Express for the people of Odisha. The 3rdVande Bharat Express will run between Visakhapatnam & Bhubaneswar. This train will run six days in a week except Saturdays.

Prime Minister will dedicate 9 new line, doubling & 3rd line projects.

These projects are:

1. Rs 234 crore Haridaspur-Byree (16.8 Kms.) of Bhadrak-Nergundi 3rd Line section,

2. Rs 131 crore, Damanjodi-Baiguda (14.6 Kms.) of Korapur-Raigada doubling section,

3. Rs 167 crore. Singapur Road-Rayagada (9.2 Kms.) of Vijianagam-Titlagarh 3rd Line,


4. Rs 123 crore Similiguda-Araku-Gorapur (21.6 Kms.) of Kotavlasa-Koraput doubling section,

5. Rs 47 crore Kota-Boddavara (7.3Kms) section of Kotavalasa-Koraput doubling,

6. Rs 550 crore Jharsuguda-Jamaga (53 Kms) of Bilaspur-Jharsuguda 4th line section,


7. Rs 61.73 crore Link B-Link C Bondamunda of (Bondamunda-Ranchi doubling section,

8. Rs 129.95 crore Nawagaon-Orga (6.8 Kms) of Ranchi-Bondamunda doubling section.

9. Rs 36.12 crore Ranital-Ranital (L) 4th Line (3 Kms) of Narayangarh-Bhadrak 4th Line section.

The “One Station One Product” (OSOP) scheme aims to promote the ‘Vocal for Local’ vision of the Government of India, provide a market for local/indigenous products and create additional income opportunities for the marginalized sections of the society. This scheme aims to provide enhanced opportunities for livelihood to local artisans, weavers /handloom weavers, craftsmen etc, through provision of sale outlets at Railways Stations across the Country.

The automatic Signalling will increase line capacity to run more trains on existing High Density Routes of Indian Railways, Automatic Block Signaling is a cost effective solution.

The Rail coach restaurants provide unique dining ambience to the passengers. The Rail coach restaurant aims to cater to the needs of passengers and the public. This initiative of Indian Railway is also expected to create employment for both skilled and unskilled workers Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) to enhance wellness and welfare welfare of passengers visiting railway stations.

To make available quality medicines and consumables (Janaushadhi products) to all at affordable price. To enable passengers/visitors at railway stations to easily access Janaushadhi products. Create employment opportunities and generate avenues for entrepreneurs for opening PMBJKs.

Solar Power Stations in Railways is committed to utilize solar energy for meeting its traction power requirement and become a complete ‘Green mode of transportation’ and utilize vacant railway land for Renewable Energy (RE) projects.

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