Interim Budget: ECoR gets Rs 7010 cr, Khurda-Balangir line gets Rs 350 cr

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has been allocated Rs 7010 crore in the Interim Budget 2019-20 presented in Parliament today by Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, according to official sources.

Some highlights which the ECoR got in the interim budget are:

  • A new line has been sanctioned between Talcher and Angul (14.5 km). Total sanction of this project is estimated is Rs 287 crore.
  • Total allotment of Funds for the ECoR, overall is Rs 7010 crores. This is 13% more than last year. This includes all Budgetary Heads including Projects, Electrifications, Passenger Amenities, Workshops, Track, Staff Amenities, etc.
  • Allotment for New Lines this year is 2630 crore which is 67% more than the last year.
  • The allotment for Passenger Amenities is 181 crores while it was 82 crores last year, an increase of 119% more than last year.

The allotment for various important projects is given as per the following:

Interim Budget

Also Read: This Is What Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik Says About Interim Budget-2019

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