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Odisha: ECoR gets Rs 7010 cr in Interim Budget, Rs 350 cr for Khurda-Bolangir line

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Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has been allocated Rs 7010 crore in the Interim Budget 2019-20 presented in Parliament today by Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, official sources said.

This year’s sanction of funds for the ECoR is 13 per cent more than that of last year, sources added. This includes all Budgetary Heads including Projects, Electrifications, Passenger Amenities, Workshops, Track, Staff Amenities, etc.

Allotment for New Lines this year is 2630 Crores which is 67% more than the last year. Similarly, allotment for Passenger Amenities is 181 Crores while it was 82 Crores last year, an increase of 119 % more than last year.

The high-profile Khurda Road-Bolangir line project has received an allocation of Rs 350 crore. A new line has been granted between Talcher and Angul (14.5 kms) with a sanction of Rs 278 crore.

The allocations for various important projects are given as per the following: