Shifting of Railway Electrification’s Bhubaneswar office evokes sharp reactions from BJD, Cong, CPM

  • | Friday | 15th March, 2019

BHUBANESWAR: An official notification to shift Bhubaneswar office of the Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) to Bangalore has evoked sharp reactions from BJD, Congress and CPI (M) on Friday.A letter issued on Wednesday signed by Bhupender Singh Bodh , executive director of Railway Electrification, said member traction of Railway Board and chairman of the board has approved for transferring of railway electrification’s (RE) Bhubaneswar office (RE/BBS) to Bangalore. It clearly shows the Central government’s anti-Odisha attitude,” he added.Patra said with the shifting of this office, the electrification work of railways will be affected. The project office has created a record in the country by conducting double decker electrification testing in Jakhapura-Daitari rail line in 2008, he added.“It is unfortunate that the railway officials took this step to close such an excellent 22-year-old project office. Now it took a decision to shift the CORE office to Bangalore. Recently, it has bifurcated Waltair division of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) to create a new rail zone in Andhra Pradesh.

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