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Jajpur Road-Dhamra new Rail Line demanded

BHUBANESWAR: A civil society body of Jajpur district has demanded construction of a new rail line for better communication between the deep sea port at Dhamra and industrial area in Jajpur district.

They urged the railways to sanction funds for the project and construct the line for the development of the area.The civil society body, Jajpur Road-Dhamara Railpath Sangram Samiti, will stage dharna in front of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) headquarters here on January 30 to draw the attention of the Railways on the issue.Santosh Das, convener of the Samiti, said the Railways had announced for survey of the Jajpur Road-Dhamra new line in 2012-13.

ECoR had used an organization for survey of the project in 2014.

Later, the ECoR submitted the survey report before the Railway Board in April 2015, he added.ā€¯Unfortunately, the Centre has not approved the project yet.

It is not even included in the previous budget.

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