This new line will connect Navarangpur district of Western Odisha, with Jeypore, which is an existing station on Kottavalasa- Kirandul line.
With the help of new railway line Koraput, Jeypore, Jagdalpur and Dantewada will be provided connectivity. It will also connect Navarangpur to Junagarh/Kalahanidi district.
The State Government of Odisha will bear 50 per cent of the construction cost of the project. The other half will be borne by Railways.
The new line will also increase the freight traffic viz. maize, rice, fertilizer, cement, wheat, etc is expected from various villages en-route.