Odisha gets more than its demand, Central Govt allocates Rs 10,012 crore to Railways

The Odisha government had demanded Rs 8400 crore for the betterment of Railways, the Centre has set aside Rs 10,012 crore for the State for 2023-24.

It is worth mentioning that, the Prime Minister PM Modi has allocated more than what Odisha government had demanded.

While announcing the budget allocation, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, said 280 kms of railway tracks will be laid in the state and 57 railway stations will be modernised.

Odisha had a lot of expectations from the Union Budget 2023-24. New railway projects are expected with more grants. Odisha expected more grants to under-construction railway projects. Odisha has demanded Rs 8,400 crore for railways in the budget. Grants have been claimed for construction of various old and new railways, improvement of stations, extension of existing trains, operation of new trains, passenger facilities, establishment of rail-based industries etc.

Odisha government had sought 1200 crores for Khurda-Balangir railway tracks, 800 crores for Talcher-Bimalgarh, 2000 crores for Gopalpur-Rairakhol, 300 crores for extension of Nuapada-Gugupur new rail link to Therubali, 100 crores for Puri-Konark new line, 100 crores for Talcher-Angul.


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