Talcher: Two sections of Talcher-Bimlagarh new railway line will be ready by 2021-22. Bhubaneswar News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: 150 km long after a long delay. work of Talcher-Bimlagarh The new rail line project has now gained momentum. The Center has set a target to complete the work of Sunakhani-Samal and samal-parbili Extension of the project till the end of the current financial year.
only 20km between Talcher More Sunakhani stations on the broad-gauge line approved in 2003-04 have been commissioned so far. Work is going on for these two block sections of 16.31 km between Tsunakhani and Parbili in Angul district
engineering team of East Coast Railway (ECOR) has carried out the final blast to succeed in the 840 meter long tunnel new hill Between Sunakhani and Samal stations of the ongoing project. The video of this last blast was posted by the Railway Minister. ashwini vaishnav on his Twitter handle on Saturday.
Vaishnav, during his last visit, had advised the officials to take necessary action and coordinate with other agencies so that the long pending projects can be completed at the earliest. Sources in ECoR said the project has faced major hurdles due to slow progress of land acquisition in Deogarh and Sundergarh districts. About 79 km of the total length of the project falls in Angul district, 32 km in Deogarh and 39 km in Sundergarh district.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan He expressed happiness over expediting the project work. “The much-awaited Talcher-Bimlagarh Broad Gauge Rail with a project cost of Rs 1,928 crore will strengthen rail connectivity in the mineral-rich areas of Odisha, significantly reducing the distance between them. Rourkela and will boost the economic development of Odisha including areas around Talcher,” he tweeted.
Railways has spent Rs 865 crore on this project till March 2021. The project had received only Rs 10 crore as against Rs 140 crore last year and Rs 150 crore in 2019. The state government has also started land acquisition for the project with a deadline of 2025.
“ECOR is in constant touch with the state and district administrations to expedite the land acquisition work in the above two districts, so that the construction of this project Bimlagarh side will be held. Once the project is completed, the link will reduce the distance between Rourkela and Talcher by about 126 km,” said official sources.

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