“While I have a feeling of a colossus today, it is only ephemeral and is instantaneously overtaken by a sense of humility. Democracy gives wings to the wingless, cautioning us all the while, that howsoever high or wide our flight may be, we must remain connected to the ground”. said Pawan Kumar Bansal at beginning the Railway Budget speech, the first by a Congress minister in 17 years, by announcing that the time had come to make the organisation financially sustainable and claiming that the losses were mounting.
To count Odisha’s share, Indian Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal announced to set up Wagon Factory in Ganjam and a new maintenance workshop in Kalahandi. Minister Pawan Bansal also announces new Raipur-Jharsuguda railway line. Railway minister Pawan Bansal announces new Nirakarpur-Tapang, Titilagarh-Juagarh bypass Railway line.
He also announced four new express trains one extension and one train’s frequency incresed. Here that list, 1) Bhubaneswar – Hazrat Nizamuddin Express (Weekly) Via Sambalpur,2) Puri – Sai Nagar Shirdi Express (Weekly) Via Sambalpur, Titlagarh, Raipur, Nagpur, Bhusawal, 3) Puri -Ajmer Express (Weekly) Via Abu-Road, 4) Tirupati – Bhubaneswar Express (Weekly) Via Visakhapatnam, 5) Extension of Trains from Bhubaneswar – Bhawanipatna Express to Junagarh, 6) The frequency of the train will be increased,Sambalpur-Hazoor Saheb Nanded Express 2 to 3 days