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Slew of facilities started at Bhubaneswar, Sakhigopal railway stations

Bhubaneswar, December 30, 2017: Several passenger amenity facilities were inaugurated at Bhubaneswar and Sakhigopal Railway stations on Saturday.

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain opened the new projects, including the second entrance to Bhubaneswar station, station building, new booking office with reserved and unreserved ticketing system near platform number six in function at the Bhubaneswar railway station.

New booking office with reserved and unreserved ticketing system at Sakhigopal railway station was also dedicated to the public through video conferencing from Bhubaneswar, on this occasion.

Union Minister Pradhan appreciated the efforts of East Coast Railway in planning of a six meter wide foot over bridges at Bhubaneswar and Bhadrakh and said that all efforts should be made to complete the work in 2018 calendar year.

Union Minister Gohain said that fund for the projects in this region will not be a constraint. He also said that the ongoing projects in this region will be completed in due course as per the target date.

He requested state Government to co-operate with Railways by providing land so that ongoing projects will be completed at the earliest.

New Station building at platform number six at Bhubaneswar station was constructed at a cost of Rs 1.97 Crores having facilities like booking counter-cum-lobby, second class waiting hall, upper class waiting hall, food plaza, TCI office, toilets for Divyang passengers, pay and use toilets and circulating area with barricade.

Similarly, the new station building at Sakhigopal station was completed at a cost of Rs 1.55 crore having facilities like booking counter-cum-lobby, second class waiting hall, toilets for ladies and gents, circulating area and approach road.

ECoR general manager Umesh Singh among any other attended the event.

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