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Pradhan seeks heritage tag to 126-year-old Jharsuguda post office

5/08/2021 at 10:58 AM

Dharmendra-Pradhan

Bhubaneswar, Aug 5: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday requested his cabinet colleague Ashwini Vaishnaw for Heritage Post Office Building tag to 126-year-old post office building at Jharsuguda.

In a letter, Pradhan sought his personal intervention for the declaration of the 126-year-old Jharsuguda Post Office building as a ‘Heritage Post Office Building’ along with its restoration, maintenance and re-operationalization.

Pradhan informed that he recently received a petition from Odisha BJP leader Tankadhar Tripathy regarding the re-operationalization of Jharsuguda Post Office building.

“It is understood that the Jharsuguda Post Office was established in 1895 after the commissioning of the Jharsuguda Railway Station on Bengal Nagpur Railway (BNR) line. This 126-year-old post office has played a pivotal role in the modern history of Jharsuguda since Indian freedom movement till its establishment as a major commercial hub in Western Odisha,” he said.

 “Keeping in mind the grand heritage of the Jharsuguda Post Office building which dates back to 1895 and its incalculable contribution to the development of Jharsuguda, I seek your personal intervention in directing officials of India Post for declaration of Jharsuguda Post Office as a ‘Heritage Post Office Building’ and undertaking suitable efforts for its restoration and maintenance,” said Pradhan.

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