Bhubaneswar: The Ministry Railways has given nod to commence the pre-investment activities for new railway line from Berhampur to Sambalpur, general manager, East Coast Railway (ECoR) Vidya Bhushan commented on Wednesday.
He said after a detailed inspection of the Berhampur railway station, the Sambalpur-Berhampur railway line is going to be built by the Odisha Rail Infrastructure Development Limited (ORIDL). Apart from that, 79 km Gunupur-Theruvali project has also been approved. The survey report for 223-km Berhampur-Rayagada new line is ready as well.
Talking about the facilities and convenience of the passenger in the stations, Bhusan explained that the projects will be structured as part of the Station Redevelopment Plan. All the stations will be well equipped with aesthetic lighting, improved signage and other passenger amenities like waiting hall.
With regard to the Berhampur-Phulbani line, the general manager stated that a decision will be taken on this matter based on the estimation of the survey committee. He further denied on geanting for a terminal point at Berhampur.
However, Bhusan stated that the Railway team is working on the extension of the platform to accommodate full length train. It is going to be resolved very soon.