Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews progress work of Haridaspur-Paradip railway line

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviews progress work of Haridaspur-Paradip railway line, directs administration to complete the construction work up to Kendrapara by September.

The CM expressed satisfaction on the progress of construction work on the 47-kilometre long railway line from Haridaspur to Kendrapara. Recently, a rail tower car was operated on a trial basis on the Haridaspur-Paradip rail route for the first time. During the meeting, Patnaik directed the Kendrapara District Administration to continue construction of the railway line at all place uninterruptedly.

CM also directed the Energy Department and OPTCL to complete the work of Kendrapara Electrical Substation by September. Patnaik said that this would help in running electric trains on the newly-constructed rail line on the first day of its completion.

Moreover, the Odisha CM has also asked the local MP and MLA to extended all support for completion of the rail route project. Patnaik further directed to complete all necessary primary works for running passenger trains on the route.

The Chief Minister said: “The completion of the railway line would fulfill the long-standing wish of the residents of Kendrapara district. And, this would mark the first railway communication to Kendrapara district.”

Commerce and Transport Minister Padmanav Behera, Kendrapara MP Anubav Mohanty, Mahakalpada MLA Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak, Kendrapara MLA Sashi Bhusan Behera and Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, and other senior officers were present in the review meeting.