CM Naveen Requests For Two More Vande Bharat Trains For Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested two more Vande Bharat trains for Odisha.

During the launch of Puri-Howrah Vande Bharat Express, the CM said, “I would take this opportunity to request the Prime Minister for the introduction of a Vande Bharat Express train between Puri and Rourkela connecting Sambalpur and another connecting Bhubaneswar and Hyderabad which will facilitate faster movement of passengers between these important cities, for the benefit of our aspiring people.”

He said the introduction of Vande Bharat is one step closer towards the realisation of the Bullet train dream. “I am sure, with your leadership, we should soon have our own Bullet trains.”

Regarding Shree Jagannath International Airport, Naveen said that he had a detailed discussion on the proposed airport in Puri. “We will incorporate all the suggestions given by the Prime Minister for making it a world-class sea-side airport. He hoped that  with the cooperation and support of the PM, this airport will be ready within 3 to 4 years, and he will come to Shreekhetra to dedicate it.”

Moreover,  he also requested sanctioning of Puri-Konark new railway line. “State of Odisha offers 50 percent of construction cost and entire land cost for the project, making it extremely profitable for Railways,” he informed.

He further said that Odisha has always been very proactive in supporting railway projects in the state. People of the state have also willingly pledged their invaluable land for railway development, hoping that railway projects will offer them many new economic avenues.

The Chief Minister also requested for early introduction of passenger services in both the Angul-Sukinda line and the Haridaspur-Paradip line to meet the aspirations of the people of these districts.

Hoping that the Bullet train dream will soon be realised, he said that the introduction of the Vande Bharat train is one step closer to our aspiration of Bullet trains in India. He added, “I am sure, with your leadership, we should soon have our own Bullet trains.”

The Chief Minister expressed gratitude to the PM for the new projects.

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