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Patnaik Proposes Railway Line, Prabhu Tweets Approval in 180 Seconds

Edited By: Puja Menon

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Last Updated: April 30, 2017, 07:58 IST

File image of civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu. (Image: PTI)

File image of civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu. (Image: PTI)

It took railway minister Suresh Prabhu just three minutes to accept a proposal for a new railway line in Odisha. The approval came through on Twitter as soon as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted an offer to share half the project cost.

Bhubaneswar: It took railway minister Suresh Prabhu just three minutes to accept a proposal for a new railway line in Odisha. The approval came through on Twitter as soon as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted an offer to share half the project cost.

Patnaik had proposed the new line between Puri and Konark on the microblogging site at 10.05 pm on Friday night and it was approved at 10.08 pm.

"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:

Patnaik also said that with state's contribution, the rate of return would be more than 20 per cent for the railways, PTI reported.

first published:April 30, 2017, 07:21 IST
last updated:April 30, 2017, 07:58 IST