The Paradip-Haridaspur new rail line project in Odisha has recently reached its final stage of completion and was scheduled to be inaugurated in March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
The length of the rail line project is 82 km and will pass through Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada and Jajpur districts.
The Paradip-Haridaspur new rail line connecting Paradip with Odisha’s heartland will be a monumental pathway for development of the state. It will reduce the distance between Daitari and Banspani iron ore belt and Paradip port by half.
It will also serve the important mining belts of Jajpur and Keonjhar. The new rain line will provide a strategic advantage to India’s prime steel hub at Kalinganagar and its many associated downstream industries.
A passenger train service is a longstanding demand of the people of Kendrapada. If passenger service starts on this line, it will lead to the commencement of the first passenger train services in Kendrapada district.