Hirakud Railway Station To Be Redeveloped Very Soon: ECoR GM

Sambalpur: Hirakud Railway Station in Sambalpur will be redeveloped very soon, said East Coast Railway General Manager Manoj Sharma today after inspecting and taking stock of Rail infrastructural development at the railway station.

ECoR GM Manoj Sharma in his visit to Sambalpur today, reviewed the ongoing projects with Divisional Railway Officers of Sambalpur Division. Sharma also inspected Hirakud Railway Station and Freight Train Maintenance Facility with Routine Over-Hauling (ROH) facility for Freight Wagons at Sarla Station.

Reviewing the projects and inspecting Hirakud Station and under-construction ROH, Sharma advised concerned officials to focus on the speedy completion of various project works. Sharma also advised officials to coordinate with stakeholders including State Government officials for early completion of the projects.

The Freight Train Maintenance Facility with Routine Over-Hauling (ROH) facility for Freight Wagons at Sarla Station was sanctioned in the year 2017-18 and was proposed to be established at Maneswar Station. Later on, the project has been shifted to Sarla  Station in view of feasibility and the estimate of the project was sanctioned at a cost of Rupees 149.37 Crores. Apart from this, MoU was signed between ECoR and RITES for the construction of this project. Altogether, 65% construction work of the project has been completed and works are going on a war footing basis.

This has been possible due to consistent review of project works by Hon’ble Minister of Railways Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw Ji. Shri Vaishnaw is giving priority to the Development of the Railway infrastructure of the region along with various project works going on in Odisha and also is monitoring the developmental works regularly. Freight Train Maintenance Facility with Routine Over-Hauling (ROH) facility for Freight Wagons at Sarla  Station will boost the economy of the region along with increasing the capacity of ECoR for freight operations.

 

Divisional Railway Manager of Sambalpur Railway Division Vineet Singh, and Branch Officers of Sambalpur Division were present in the review meeting.

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