Jamshedpur: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today announced that the Dalma Hills area, Chandil and Ghatsila will be united to create a circle in order to promote tourism in the region. He also announced to develop the Tatanagar railway station and its surroundings. He said the state government had elaborate plans to increase the total number of footfalls in Jharkhand.
The CM also said that there will be no BPL family in the state in the next four years as the state government was working hard to eradicate poverty from Jharkhand.
Das made the announcements at the Tatanagar railway station where he flagged off a special train for Malatipatpur (in Puri) from Tatanagar railway station as a part of Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojana late this evening.
The train carrying 896 senior citizens, both men and women, belonging to the BPL category selected from three districts- East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela Kharsawan- of Kolhan left for its destination.
“The special train arrived at the Tatanagar railway station from Ranchi,” said O P Sharma, station manager at Tatanagar adding that they have taken all necessary measures including safety and security so that the travelers are not inconvenienced.
The train which will travel via Chakradharpur, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Angul and Khurda Road before reaching its destination. At the religious sites in Puri, the devotees will be accompanied by guides and paramedics.
Notably, in September this year the state government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) for kick-starting the chief minister’s Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojana allowing senior citizens belonging to the BPL category to visit religious sites by train at state’s expenses.