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BJD MPs demand Completion of Railway Projects ahead of Nabakalebar

New Delhi, Feb 25: Ahead of the rail budget to be presented in the Parliament on Feb 26, BJD MPs met Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday evening and raised demand for the interest of Odisha people.

A nine-member team of BJD MPs demanded allocations for the ongoing railway projects including Khordha-Bolangir and new trains in the rail budget.

During the meeting, the party members also demanded for the double line of Talcher-Sambalpur route, completion of work on Puri-Bhubaneswar line ahead of Nabakalebara festival and make Bhubaneswar as the world class railway station.

They also demanded the completion of several projects on priority basis including the Delang-Sakhigopal-Puri railway line, expansion of Puri and Malatipatapur stations, construction of flyover near Malatipatapur, another line between Bhubaneswar and Barang, double line between Cuttack-Barang and Barang-Raj Athgarh.

Earlier, chief minister Naveen Patnaik had met Railway minister Prabhu in December seeking Rs 3,200 crore for the state during the 2015-16 financial year to complete ongoing railway projects ahead of Nabakalebar scheduled in July.

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