Cuttack: A budget of Rs 303 crore has been sanctioned for the redevelopment work of Cuttack railway station, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw informed.
He along with his cabinet colleague Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the inaugural run Bhadrak-Nayagarh Town-Bhadrak MEMU at Cuttack railway station on Thursday.
Vaishnaw said the direct train link between Bhadrak and Nayagarh district and connecting five districts of the state via important towns like Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will fulfill the aspirations of the public.
He also said that this year, railways have constructed 400 Km of rail line in the state, which is a record.
The minister also released postal stamps on ‘Legends of Odisha’ at Ravenshaw University along with Pradhan, MLAs Md Mouquim and Suraj Suryavanshi.