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Railway MoS Sinha to visit Puri tomorrow

Bhubaneswar, Aug 19: Union Minister of State (MoS) for Railways Manoj Sinha will visit Puri on Saturday to lay foundation-stone of the scheme of improvement of the circulating area of the Puri railway station.

The Minister will visit Puri at 3 pm. 

Besides, Sinha is expected to review the performance of the railway and the progress of various infrastructure-related projects, which are crucial to the industrial development of Odisha and northern Andhra Pradesh.  He has always laid highest emphasis on passenger amenities at stations and on-board services on trains.  He gives importance to local aspirations and needs of various regions with focus on connecting unconnected regions, said an East Coast Railway (ECoR) statement.

Sinha had earlier held a review meeting of the ECoR in December last year. Based on the feedback he received from the ECoR region, a number of positive policy measures were immediately initiated by the Ministry of Railways.

Sinha had also visited Odisha again in April this year and advised for speedy completion of the pending projects like the Khurda-Balangir line. He had taken special interest and assured that funds would not be an issue for any railway project in Odisha.

His Friday’s visit assumes significance in the context of the importance of the East Coast Region for Railways.

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