ONI Bureau: While inaugurating several passenger amenities at the Bhubaneswar Railway Station, including a second entry point and ticket facilities at Platform No. 6, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan revealed that Bhubaneswar will have a second Airport soon.
“As part of PM Narendra Modi’s development agenda for Eastern part of India, several measures have been taken for developing railways, national highways and air services. Several review meetings held in recent months for the above projects in Odisha,” he said.
“There will be two more ring roads for Bhubaneswar on the National Highways. A second Airport will come up in the smart city. In addition, the PNG/CNG facilities by the Petroleum Ministry, will make things easier for people of Bhubaneswar”, the Minister said.
“Modi Government has provided enough funds for railway projects in Odisha in just 3.5 years, which the state did not get even in the last 30 years. I urge both Railways as well as the State Government to utilise the funds properly,” Dharmendra said.
In the wake of increasing number of passengers at the Bhubaneswar Railway Station, the Railways have decided to build a six-feet wide foot over-bridge by connecting Platform No. 1 to Platform No. 6. It will be completed in 2018.