By Bizodisha Bureau, Bhubaneswar, February 6, 2018: Odisha has got Rs 5252 crore in the Union Budget-2018 for development of railway infrastructure in the state against chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s demand for Rs 6,500 crore.

In the current fiscal, the state was allocated Rs 5,102 crore against the state’s demand of Rs 5,870 crore.

The East Coast Railways ( ECoR) has received an allocation of Rs 6,563 crore in the budget.

ECoR General Manager Umesh Singh on Tuesday told media persons that the Centre has allocated Rs 6,000 crore for different projects under its jurisdiction while Rs 563 crore will be spent on electrification of all railway lines of the division.

Khurdha-Bolangir line has received a budgetary allocation of Rs 625 crore while Rs 95 crore has been allocated for Jeypore-Malkangiri project, Singh said.

Similarly, the Centre has sanctioned Rs 150 crore for Jeypore-Nabarangpur line.

Budgetary allocation has also been made for modernisation of all stations under ECoR jurisdiction and upgradation of railway wagon factory at Mancheswar in Bhubaneswar, Singh added.

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