133 post offices to be set up in Maoist-affected regions of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: More numbers of post offices would be opened especially in the Maoist-hit areas of the State. As many as 133 post offices would be set up in Maoist-affected regions, out of which 40 (27 in Sambalpur and 13 in Sundargarh) have been functional so far, informed Chief Postmaster General, Odisha Circle, Santosh Kumar Kamila.

Addressing a Press conference on the occasion of the World Post Day on October 10, he said that India Post has opened Rayagada Head Post Office and Rourkela Head Post Office in the months of April and June respectively to provide postal services to the customers in southern and western regions of the State.

Meanwhile, Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications, is offering India Post Payments Bank at various regions in the State. A total of 3,49,350 IPPB accounts have been opened so far, out of which 45,932 accounts have been linked with saving accounts of India Post in Odisha, Kamila said.