Bhubaneswar, Jan 06: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw today inaugurated the newly constructed Nuagaon Road – Daspall Railway section, Daspalla Railway station building.
He also flagged off passenger train services to Daspalla in a function witnessed by a large gathering of about 8,000 people held at Daspalla railway station.
After the flag off, services of four passenger trains 18423/18424 Bhubaneswar-Nayagarh Town-Bhubaneswar Express, 08429/08430 Bhubaneswar-Nuagaon Road-Bhubaneswar Passenger Special, 08423/08424 Puri-Nuagaon Road-Puri Passenger Special and 08555/08556 Bhadrak-Nayagarh Town-Bhadrak MEMU were extended to Daspalla.
During his visit to Daspalla, Ashwini Vaishnaw was greeted by more than 300 people at Sanapadar and thanked him for sanctioning the passenger halt. A gathering of about 500 people felicitated the Railway Minister at Nayagarh Town and Mahipur station and thanked him for taking steps to expedite the long standing Khurda-Balangir rail line project work.
During his visit, Vaishnaw informed that Gopalpur-Rairakhol new rail line will be reviewed to include Phulbani, District Head Quarter of Kandhamal district in railway map.
The Railway Minister further added that feasibility of connecting Kantilo and Khandapada with Khurda-Balangir rail line project will be explored.
Earlier on the day before visiting Daspalla in an inspection train, the Minister visited the Bhubaneswar railway station and reviewed the ongoing station redevelopment works and directed the officials to expedite the construction activities so as to complete the project before schedule.