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Nabakalebara News Updates -Delang-Puri double line will be completed before the #Nabakalebara #Odisha

Berhampur: The Railways today said work on the Delang-Puri double line will be completed before the Nabakalebara festival of Lord Jagannath due next month.

“The work is in full swing and likely to be completed by the end of this month,” said Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Khurda Road Division, S K Choudhury.

The Nabakalebara festival would be held next month.

Once completed, the project would increase line capacity of Khurda Road-Puri section and facilitate running of more trains to meet the influx of tourists and pilgrims during Nabakalebara, he said.

Choudhury, along with the Senior Divisional Commercial Manager H L Luwnga, was here to review different railway projects in Berhampur and its adjoining stations.

Completion of the doubling project assumed ignificance as lakhs of devotees from far off places of the country and abroad were expected to visit in Puri for the world famous festival.

The 44-km long railway project was approved in 2000-01 with an estimated cost of Rs 165.16 crore and the 15-km long Khurda Road-Delang line in the project had already commenced, Railway officials said.PTI