Stir against delayed Khurda Road-Balangir railway line project

January 20, 2010 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

Following is a report from The Pioneer:

The Balangir Citizens’ Committee has threatened to stage rail roko on January 31 at different places along the incomplete Khurda Road-Balangir railway line to press for more allocation of funds for speedy expedition of the much-awaited rail project.

According to sources, while the people of Balangir and Sonepur are planning to stage rail roko in Balangir, people of Boudh and Phulbani are planning to do so in Rairakhol and those of Daspalla and Nayagarh in Khurda Road.

Although the project was sanctioned and approved way back in 1993 and 16 years have already elapsed, the project is yet to make any progress. Protesting against this inordinate delay, the committee will hold demonstrations in many railway stations on the Balangir-Khurda Road railway line, informed secretary of the committee Damodar Mishra.

The citizens’ committee has also demanded setting up of a university in Balangir for intellectual development of the region. Among others vice-president of Balangir Citizens’ Committee Abhimanyu Mishra, Prof Madhusudan Pati, Dr LK Mahapatra and many other eminent citizens were present at the meeting.

Demanding equal treatment and better opportunity to the SC community, many people owing allegiance to Laksheghar Ganda Samaj Unnayana Samiti took out a rally in Balangir on Tuesday evening. They were led by Om Prakash Kumbhar and Satyananda Suna. They held demonstration before the district collectorate and submitted a memorandum to the district administration for fulfillment of their demands.

Entry filed under: Balangir, Boudh, Infrastructure, Khurdha-Balangir rail line, Region watch, Subarnapur.

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