Thursday, July 10, 2014
RS 100 CR FOR KHORDHA-B’NGIR LINE INADEQUATE: BJD MP Thursday, 10 July 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
RS 100 CR FOR KHORDHA-B’NGIR LINE INADEQUATE: BJD MP
Thursday, 10 July 2014 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
======================================================The allocation of Rs 100 crore for the Khordha-Balangir railway line in the Railway Budget has evoked strong reactions from different quarters here.
“The amount is grossly insufficient,” Balangir BJD MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo said in his reaction. He said he had demanded an allocation of Rs 400 crore for this project.
The BJD MP said demands for a new train for Balangir and establishment of a wagon factory at Kantabanji have been ignored.
Similarly, former Sambalpur MP and president of the All India University Employees’ Confederation (AIUEC) Bhabani Shankar Hota described the budget as ‘hopeless and frustrating budget for Odisha.’
The demands of the State Government were significantly ignored and western Odisha has been massively neglected, Hota said.
The long-standing demand of the western Odisha people for daily direct trains to Delhi and Allahabad has been ignored. Besides, the demand for a new rail line from Bargarh to Nuapada was also ignored, Hota said.
Suggesting that steps be taken to cut down unwanted expenditure and root out corruption, Hota urged the Railway Minister to take corrective measures to incorporate some of the demands of the people before the Budget is finally passed.