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PM Modi visit: Train run conducted on Balangir-Bichhupali railway line

Bhubaneswar: A day before Prime Minister is scheduled to flag off a new train on Balangir-Bichhupali railway line, the railways authorities today conducted trial run of a train in the 15 km new railway line built at a cost of Rs 115 crore.

The new train would benefit commuters in the region, besides connecting Bichhupali to Jharsuguda and Vizianagaram main line through Bolangir

The Bolangir-Bichhupali new railway line is a part of the new 289-km Bolangir-Khurda road line which connects to Howrah-Chennai main line on Khurda roadside and Titlagarh- Sambalpur line at Bolangir.

Once completed, the line would connect coastal Odisha with western region through Sonepur, Boudh, Puranakatak, Daspalla and Nayagarh.

Modi is set to launch a slew of centrally funded projects worth over Rs 1,545 crore in the State during his third visit in last three weeks to the State on Tuesday.

Modi, who toured Bhubaneswar and Khurda on December 24 and Baripada in January first week, will visit Bolangir, where he is scheduled to address a rally, besides inaugurating and laying foundation of the development projects, mostly in railway sector.

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