Indian Railways has taken up Khurda Road-Bolangir (289 km) new line project at an estimated cost of Rs.3050 cr. The implementation of Dasapalla-Bolangir segment of Khurda Road´ Bolangir New Broad Gauge Railway Line is planned on cost sharing basis between the Railway Ministry and Odisha Government. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on 20th July, 2015 in this regard. The Government of Odisha has consented to partner with Railways by providing land free of cost and sharing 50% of the construction cost for Dasapalla to Bolangir (177 km) part of this project. After the state government hands over the land, the project completion would take three years.