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Railway minister accepts Odisha’s new rail line proposal within 3 minutes

Odisha CM proposed a new line between Puri and Konark on Twitter at 10.05pm on Friday night and Suresh Prabhu responded positively by 10.08pm.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2017 22:08 IST
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik proposed state sharing 50% of the project cost for new rail line from Puri to Konark to boost tourism potential in the state.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik proposed state sharing 50% of the project cost for new rail line from Puri to Konark to boost tourism potential in the state.(Twitter)

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu accepted a proposal for a new railway line in Odisha within three minutes of chief minister Naveen Patnaik offering on Twitter to share half of the project cost.

Patnaik proposed the new line between Puri and Konark on the microblogging site at 10.05pm on Friday night and Prabhu responded positively by 10.08pm.

“CM @Naveen_Odisha urged upon Union Min @sureshpprabhu for early sanction of this project & signing an MoU for timely completion,” the CM’s tweet said.

Prabhu immediately tweeted back saying: “We are ready to sign it any day, we are waiting for it, as it was our initiative to share ownership with states of these JVs.”

Patnaik also said with state’s contribution, the rate of return would be more than 20% for the railways.