Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Wednesday launched several railway projects and flagged off a train in the newly commissioned electrified section between Sambalpur and Jharsuguda in Odisha.
Sinha launched the railway projects through video conferencing from Rail Sadan here.
Sinha inaugurated an electrified section between Sambalpur- Jharsuguda and flagged off a special passenger train number 05311 on the Sambalpur-Jharsuguda line.
Another passenger train no 58135/58136 is supposed to be run by electric loco between Sambalpur-Jharsuguda from August 24 onwards.
The minister also laid the foundation stone for a railway overbridge in lieu of the Khetrarajpur level crossing gate between Sambalpur-Hirakud.
He also launched Wi-Fi services at Khurda Road railway station.
The minister said the ministry would focus to connect the Railways with unconnected regions.
Sinha said that projects like Khurda Road-Balangir, Haridaspur-Paradeep and Angul-Sukinda lines were being monitored at the highest levels of the government and the projects will give an economic boost to the state.