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Dharmendra thanks Modi, Vaishnaw for expediting Talcher-Bimlagarh rail project

28/11/2021 at 3:01 PM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 28: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for expediting the Talcher-Bimlagarh broad gauge rail project in the state.

“Thank PM Shri @narendramodi ji and Rail Min. Shri @AshwiniVaishnawji for continuously working to remove hurdles towards fulfilling the five-decade old demand of the people of Odisha and also for prioritising the development of railways in the state,” tweeted Pradhan.

He said the much awaited Talcher-Bimlagarh broad gauge rail project achieved a major milestone with breakthrough in the 840m long tunnel in Baruan hills between Sunakhani and Samal stations.

The 149.78 km rail line with a project cost of Rs 1,928 crores will strengthen rail  connectivity in the mineral rich belts of Odisha, significantly reduce the distance between Rourkela & Talcher and boost economic growth of Odisha, including regions around Talcher.

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