Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway (ECoR) General Manager Vidya Bhushan inspected Brahmapur Railway Station today and took stock of the various passenger amenities and facilities required to be developed as part of the Station Redevelopment plan.
Bhushan said that Brahmapur Railway Station will be developed and will be provided with modern facilities. The station will be developed with aesthetic lighting, improved signage, and improved passenger amenities including waiting hall. More amenities will be provided to the travelling public.
Replying to a question on running of trains, the General Manager, “Due to Coved protocols all regular trains have been cancelled and special trains are now running to facilitate passengers on their emergency ground. ECoR is in constant touch with State Government on this matter. Keeping in view the situation during Covid pandemic and as per the advice of State Government more trains will be run.”
Regarding Berhampur-Phulbani line, Bhushan said the rate of return of the project would be estimated by the survey committee. Based on it, the decision would be taken, he said.
To a query on provision of a terminal point at Berhampur, the ECoR GM clarified that it is not feasible in the current scenario. “Lifts and Escalators have been provided at Station to facilitate senior citizens, Divyangjans and patients. Depending on the situation, Lifts & Escalators are functioning. Facilities like Toilets, Water provision has been added in the facility,” he added.
The Railway team is working to extend the platform to accommodate full length train. This problem will be solved at the earliest, said Bhushan and added that migrant rest shed and improvement of the premises will be completed soon.
The Ministry of Railways has granted approval for undertaking pre-investment activities for Brahampur – Sambalpur new Railway line which will be constructed by Odisha Rail Infrastructure Development Limited (ORIDL). Similarly, 79 km long Gunupur-Theruvali project has also been sanctioned. Survey report for 223 Kms long Berhampur-Rayagada New Line has been completed and has been complied.