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Posted: May 07 2019 (11:30)
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ROURKELA: Lingering for more than a decade, the much-awaited Bimlagarh-Talcher broad gauge railway line project seems to be picking up pace to meet the deadline of December 2022 under the close watch of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Sanctioned in 2003-04, the project was included under PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation) initiative for effective monitoring and reviewing by the PMO every month.Sources said 50 years back, a massive protest was held in 1969 over the rail line project. After a wait of 34 years, the project was sanctioned in 2003-04 by the AB Vajpayee Government. Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram had played a key role in it.