Published : Odisha Sun Times/
Ministry of Railways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Odisha government for cost sharing of two new railway line projects.The agreement was signed for Jeypore–Malkangiri and Jeypore–Nabarangpur— in Odisha which was approved in the last Railway budget.The state government had agreed to partly bear the cost of these projects. For the Jeypore – Malkangiri project stretching over 130 km, it would bear 25% of the total cost whereas it would bear entire land cost and 50% cost of construction for the Jeypore – Nabarangpur project.Odisha Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik said: “Odisha occupies an important place on the map of Indian Railways. The rail connectivity in Odisha is way less than the national average and I am glad that this government has given priority for improving the rail connectivity in Odisha. The two projects viz, Jeypore – Malkangiri and Jeypore – Nabarangpur will serve the most backward, Naxal affected and tribal areas of the state. Odisha government will be providing land free of cost for these projects.