Cover all parts of Odisha under one Railway zone: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday wrote a letter to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal requesting to consider expanding the jurisdiction of East Coast Railway (ECoR) to cover all parts of Odisha under one Railway zone.

In the letter, the Chief Minister also demanded three new railway divisions at Rourkela, Jajpur/Jajpur-Keonjhar Road and Rayagada under the ECoR.

He said a singular entity for Railways in Odisha will create a lot of synergy and reduce barriers in coordination as well as mobility, which is a major objective and need for Railways today.

“The expansion of ECoR has become a necessity in light of the recent industrial projects coming up in Odisha to ensure better coordination and facilitation of bulk customers,” said the Chief Minister.