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Modi to inaugurate several infrastructure projects in Odisha

IANS  |  New Delhi 

will on Tuesday inaugurate the multi-modal logistics park at and a new railway line between and during his visit.

He will also lay the foundation stone for the permanent building at Kendriya Vidhyalaya, Sonepur.

While the new 15-km Balangir-railway line would connect coastal with western Odisha, the logistics park at will facilitate export-import and domestic cargo including private freight traffic, an official statement said.

Built adjacent to Howrah-railway line at a cost of Rs 100 crore, the logistics park is located at five kilometres from railway station.

"Many important industries like steel, cement, paper etc are located around the facility and will benefit from it. The logistics park will establish Jharsuguda as a prime logistics hub in and boost ease of doing business in the state," the government statement said.

It added that the Balangir-railway line would reduce from Bhubaneswar and Puri to major cities like and

"The line would benefit many MSMEs and cottage industries and open up opportunities for the sector in Odisha," it said.

During the visit, Modi would also inaugurate new Passport Sewa Kendras at Jagatsingh, Kendrapara, Puri, Kandhmal, Bargarh and Balangir, and renovation and restoration works at Nilamadhav and Siddheshwar temples in Gandhaharadi, Jharial group of monuments in and in Kalahandi.



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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 22:34 IST