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Toy Train’ Makes A Comeback In Steel City

Rourkela:10/7/19: The toy train, which has become non-operational for quite some time, has staged a comeback with refreshingly new look at the Indira Gandhi Park in Rourkela steel city.

Joyride in toy train would be an added attraction for those who yearn for to relish the greenery at the premiere park of the city. The toy train which was discontinued on technical grounds used to ferry tourists mostly children every year. The joyride this time would be an exhilarating experience particularly for children and teenagers. The bogeys and the engine of the toy train has been refurbished to give it a pleasantly new look, said railway officials here.

Mr. Raj Vir Singh, ED (P&A) inaugurated the Toy Train Platform and flagged off the renovated toy train in the presence of Mr. Gautam Banerjee, ED (Works) and Mr. D K Mohapatra, ED(MM). Also present on the occasion were Mr. A K Nayak, GM (TA&CSR), Mr. P K Das, DGM I/c (Town Services), Mr. B Singh, DGM (Town Engineering) and other senior officers and employees of the department.

Inaugurating the train Singh said “it would again be a crowd puller for the park, which is situated just at the entry to the steel city”.

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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