Berhampur, July 28: East Coast Railway (ECoR) General Manager Vidya Bhushan inspected Brahmapur Railway Station today and took stock of the various passenger amenities and facilities required to be developed as part of the station redevelopment plan.
Addressing the media, Vidya Bhushan said that, Brahmapur railway station will be developed and will be provided with modern facilities. The station will be developed with aesthetic lighting, improved signage, and improved passenger amenities including waiting hall. More amenities will be provided to the travelling public. Apart from this, circulating area will also be developed and will be beautified.
Replying to a question on running of trains, he said that due to Covid protocols all regular trains have been cancelled and special trains are now running to facilitate passengers on their emergency ground.
To another query regarding, Berhampur- Phulbani line, he replied that the rate of return of the project would be estimated by the survey committee. Based on it, the decision would be taken. To a query on provision of a terminal point at Berhampur, the General Manager clarified that it is not feasible in the current scenario. To another question, he replied that lifts and escalators have been provided at station to facilitate senior citizens,
On question about extension of platform, the General Manager informed that Railway team is in work to extend the platform to accommodate full length train. This problem will be solved at the earliest. He also informed that, migrant rest shed and improvement of circulating area will be provided and work for this is going on.
Ministry of Railways has granted approval for undertaking pre-investment activities for Brahampur – Sambalpur new railway line which will be constructed by Odisha Rail Infrastructure Development Limited (ORIDL). Similarly, 79 km long Gunupur-Theruvali project has also been sanctioned. Survey report for 223 Kms long Berhampur-Rayagada New Line has been completed and has been complied.