Koraput/Malkangiri: Over 800 mobile towers are to be installed in Koraput and Malkangiri districts of Odisha to increase connectivity said Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, on Friday.
Around 500 towers are to be set up at various places in Koraput, and 300 towers across Malkangiri district.
In Koraput district, a number of railway projects have been launched this year with the approval of the Centre, said Vaishnaw. He reviewed the progress of the projects and chaired a review meeting related to developmental works with various stakeholders of the districts.
Vaishnaw had in February informed that the Centre would install about 4,000 mobile towers in various places across Odisha very soon.
During his visit to Malkanagiri, Vaishnaw discussed about Malkanagiri – Bhadrachalam Rail Line Project with Railway officials, and public representatives at Malkanagiri.
173.416 km long Malkanagiri – Bhadrachalam Rail Line Project has been sanctioned by Railway Board on 9th September 2021 with an approximate estimated cost of Rs 2800 crores. This project will have 213 bridges including 48 Major and 165 Minor bridges.
This proposed project will have Stations at Malkanagiri, Badali, Kowasiguda, Rajanguda, Maharajpalli & Lunimanguda in Odisha and Kannapuram, Kutugutta, Pallu, Nandigama, Bhadrachalam & Pandurangapuram in Telengana.