Budget 2019-20: Odisha gets highest ever railway allocation of Rs 5,993 crore

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The government has allocated Rs 5,993 crore for the railway sector of Odisha in Union budget 2019-20, registering an increase of Rs 741 crore from the last year’s outlay, a railway official said. It is the highest ever railway allotment for Odisha.

Summary: Railway Budget 2019-20

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  • An East Coast Railway (ECoR) spokesperson said that the interim budget had provided Rs Rs 5940 crore and last year’s budget have given Rs Rs 5252 crore to the state.
  • The fund was allocated for:
    • Passenger amenities
    • Track renewal & repairs
    • Road over bridges
    • Road under bridges
    • Electrification
    • Staff amenities
  • The spokesperson said, a number of new railway projects have been sanctioned for Odisha in the Union budget 2019-20.

Railway Budget 2019 !

Funds allocation for projects of Odisha include:

  • Rs 180 crore for Passenger amenities
  • Rs 1,400 crore for several new railway lines
  • Rs 250 crore has been provided for 98.7 km Angul-Sukinda Road
  • Rs 400 crore for 82 km Haridaspur-Paradeep line
  • Rs 350 crore for Khurda Road-Bolangir new line
  • Rs 150 crore for the Talcher-Bimlagarh new line

Funds were also given for the Khurda Road-Bolangir line, Talcher-Bimlagarh line, Jeypore-Malkangiri line, and Jeypore-Nabarangpur line, the spokesperson said. Grants have also been announced for doubling of over a dozen lines – Sambalpur-Talcher, Koraput-Singapur Road and Budapank-Salegaon, the spokesperson said.

Newly-announced railway projects for Odisha Include:

  • A flyover at Baghuapal
  • Two automatic coach washing plants at Bhubaneswar
  • New wheel lathe for Mancheswar Workshop, Angul Electric Loco Shed and Bondamunda

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