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Puri railway station will be redeveloped into a world-class railway stationaaaaaaa:Ashwini Vaishnaw

Konark/Puiri :21/6/22: Puri railway station will be redeveloped into a world-class railway station, said IT and Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on the sidelines of the International Yoga Day celebrations in Konark of  Puri on Tuesday.

Addressing media persons, the Union minister said, “The new Puri station will have all the world-class modern facilities matching the international standards. The railway station will get a facelift for which Rs 364 crore will be spent in two years. Yatri Nivas will be designed in accordance with the style of Odisha heritage. The Puri railway station will come up with buildings which would not get affected by 200-300 wind speed during cyclones.  That apart, the station will also have green buildings with sustainable and energy-efficient design.”

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He continued: “The station will have food court zone and shopping areas with organic waste management. There will be a provision of well-designed drains, signage and dividers. Also, it will have facilities of liquid waste management, solid waste management and energy waste management. The new building will have dormitories and retiring rooms apart from green cover.”

“Besides, the station will cater for all facilities for persons with disabilities except prepaid cab facility, tourism information and booking center. World-class trains will run for Puri and Bhubaneswar. As many as 205 trains will run for world famous Rath Yatra for which mobile tickets will be introduced”, he maintained.

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Ashwini visited Puri station to take stock of the situation as part of Nabakalebar project. He discussed many things to ensure safe journey of common people. He said, “Tender has already been invited for Rs 364 crore project and work will begin soon.  Mobile ticketing system will be launched to provide hassle-free journeys for travellers. With the introduction of mobile ticketing system, passengers will not have to stand in a long queue.”

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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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