SunstarTV Bureau: Odisha Government has urged the Ministry of Railways to allocate Rs 7,200 core for various projects.
While Rs 3,500 core has been sought for different ongoing projects, including doubling, third and fourth lines, Rs 3,700 core demanded for several new key projects.
While placing its demand, the state Government said, Odisha contributes the maximum to railway revenue and the Government has been financially participating for development of various projects.
In this context, Odisha has legitimate rights to seek more and better railway services for its people. But the Ministry has withdrawn about 300 stoppages of passenger or coaching trains from Odisha without any consultation with State Govt and they need to be restored early.