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Kolkata, Sri Bishweswar Tudu, Hon’ble Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India inaugurated the Heritage Railway Museum at Baripada in presence of Sri Prakash Soren, Hon’ble MLA,  Sri P Mishra, Principal Finance Advisor, South Eastern Railway, Sri Manoranjan Pradhan, Divisional Railway Manager, Kharagpur and other officers were present on the occasion.

South Eastern Railway, Kharagpur division has completed the development work of heritage Railway Museum project in Baripada with an estimated cost of approx. Rs. 1.4 Crore within an area of 6000 Sq.mts. Inside the boundary wall, construction includes two tracks for placing engines and coaches inside covered shed, booking counter, toilet, water installation, garden area, shelter for visitors with seating arrangement. Lighting arrangements throughout the boundary wall and inside cover shed, have also been done.

The development of heritage railway museum and its opening for general public is a matter of pride for the people of Mayurbhanj district and proof of rich railway history of the region since 1904.. The coming generations will be inspired and they would learn a lot from this heritage Museum. There will be continuous improvement in this museum, with the addition of heritage items from all over the division.

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