Jun 21, 2017

Indian Railways: Suresh Prabhu inaugurates various rail services in Odisha and Assam to enhance passenger amenities



At the inaugural ceremony, Prabhu said that Odisha is an important state and the Indian Railways has raised investment up to 5 times for Infra Projects.


New Delhi, June 20: To enhance the train travel experience and give a fillip to connectivity in the north-eastern region of India, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu inaugurated various railway services in Odisha and Assam on Monday. The ceremony was held through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan on Monday. Prabhu inaugurated a new railway line between Bolagarh Road and Nayagarh Town, Nayagarh Town Railway Station Building, Passenger halt at Bolagarh Town and Passenger reservation system (PRS) counter at Kamakhya temple premises.
At the inaugural ceremony, Prabhu said that Odisha is an important state and the Indian Railways has raised investment up to 5 times for Infra Projects. He said the focus is on enhancing passenger amenities, capacity augmentation and as  Odisha is a rich in mineral resources and a coastal state, it becomes an important state for development of Railways.

Passenger reservation system (PRS) at Kamakhya Temple

  • Suresh Prabhu announced the opening of PRS counter at Kamakhya temple premises on May 7, 2017. This is non-rail head PRS with the assistance of Kamakhya Devottar Board cater to the approximately catchment area of 5000 passengers.
  • This is a location of tourist importance, lakh of devotees visit the shrine, especially during Ambubushi Mela. The opening of the PRS also comes just ahead of the start of the annual Ambubachi Mela.
  • At present, on Northeast Frontier Railway there are 249 locations where computerised reservation facility is available.  After this, the figure will be 250 (including 115 locations in the State of Assam).
  • NFR officials believe that the opening of this new PRS will benefit lakhs of pilgrims as they would get their railway tickets reserved or cancelled without visiting any nearby railway station.

New railway line between Bolagarh Road and Nayagarh Town

The work for provision of new line between Khurda Road and Bolangir for a total length of 289 km was sanctioned in the year of 1994-95 at a total cost of Rs 801.78 crores.
  • The work for commissioning of new line between Bolagarh Road and Nayagarh town (12 km) has been completed. The total length of rail line completed is about 65 Kms.
  • Train No. 58429/58430/58431/58432 (Khurda Road- Bolagarh) passenger trains are being extended upto Nayagarh Town.
  • A large number of pilgrims visit Puri during the Rath Yatra festival and this train will facilitate the movement of pilgrims between Nayagarh Town and Puri. This will be daily service with a composition of 12 coaches.
  • This will fulfill the long pending demand of the local people for rail connectivity.

Nayagarh Town Railway Station Building

  • The Nayagarh Town Railway Station is an ‘E’ category station on Khurda Road-Bolangir section.
  • It has been built at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore.
  • Passenger amenities like booking windows, public address system, waiting hall, platform, toilets, drinking water have been provided at the station.
  • To facilitate physically handicapped passengers wheelchairs have been provided. Stretchers have also been provided for medical needs of the passengers.

Passenger halt at Bolagarh Town

  • The Passenger halt at Bolagarh Town has been built at a cost of Rs. 98 lakhs.
  • It was sanctioned on 13.10.2016. on passenger amenity grounds.Location of the halt is between Rajsunakhala and Bolagarh Road stations on Khurda Road-Bolangir new line in Khurda Division of East Coast Railway.
  • Amenities provided are (i) High-level platform (360 metres), (ii) Booking counter cum waiting room (25 sqm), (iii) Approach road (900 sqm) and (iv) one hand tubewell.
In the last week, Prabhu had flagged off Humsafar Express, a deluxe train that has LED screen displays that updates passengers about stations and speed. The weekly train has 13 three-tier AC coaches and is specially designed to provide enhanced comfort to passengers. The train departed from Tirupati for its inaugural run on June 15 to Jammu Tawi. Train number 22705 will run every Tuesday from Tirupati and train number 22706 will run from Jammu Tawi every Friday.
Source - India . com

 

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