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Union Minister Manoj Sinha targeted Odisha government for delay in various projects in the State

Bhubaneswar:4/3/19: Union Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha on Monday targeted Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government for delay in various projects in the State due to problems in land acquisition.

“The Railways has given many projects to Odisha in the past and is dedicated to come up with many more. We have already started work from Bichhupalli in Bolangir district on Khurda Road-Bolangir railway line. We have also expedited the doubling work of Sambalpur-Titlagarh and Titlagarh-Raipur railway lines and completed the electrification work on Jharsuguda-Vizianagaram via Sambalpur, Titlagarh and Rayagada railways routes,” informed Sinha.

“However, due to delay in land acquisition by the Odisha Government, many railway projects are getting delayed,” alleged Sinha.

Sinha further added, “We need 327.93 acre of land in Nayagarh for completing Khurda Road-Bolangir railway project. Similarly, the State Government is yet to allot us 2059.43 acre land in Boudh, 528.31 acre in Sonepur and 38.96 acre in Bolangir for the railway projects. If the Odisha Government allots us the required land at the earliest we can speed up the projects. There is no dearth of money with the Railways and if the State supports us, we will complete the projects soon.”

Meanwhile, Sinha also announced the extension of Gondwana Expresss train to Sambalpur via Jharsuguda Road and Shalimar via Talcher three days in a week.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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