Report by Nabinananda Gantayat, Paralakhemundi: The 217 and 218 Number Passenger train running from Puri to Palasa has been extended up to Paralakhemundi. The demand of Gunpur and Paralakhemundi has been fulfilled.
The expansion works of Naupada – Gunpur Railway started in September 2002. But the expansion works has not yet completed up to Gunupur. After completion of the expansion works, the train will be extended up to Gunupur. Peoples of Paralakhemundi, Kashinagar, Khandaba, and Gunupur have demanded for early completion of this project.
Brahmapur Siddhanta Mahapatra, and Former MP Moharaja Gopinath Gajapati , and MLA K.Narayan Rao Flag off the train in Paralakhemundi Station Saturday morning. To-day on the first day more than 270 passengers have purchased tickets and traveled.