Odisha government sanctions funds for Khurda Road-Bolangir new line project

The Odisha government has sanctioned funds to the tune of Rs 1.5 billion for the Khurda Road-Bolangir new line project. The project involves the construction of a 289 km long broad gauge railway line from Khurda Road to Bolangir under the Khurda division of East Coast Railway, with a view to connect western Odisha with eastern Odisha. It is expected to entail an investment of Rs 38.99 billion. The government plans to complete the project by December 2023.