Bhubaneswar: The Odisha chief minister,Naveen Patnaik, has expressed his displeasure over allocation of fund for railway sector in state in the Union Budget.

“The state government had demanded Rs 5870 crore for various railway infrastructure projects in the state, he said adding, “We understand that funds to the tune of Rs 5102 crore have been provided in the budget, which is a meager increase of 9 per cent over the last year’s allocation.”

Stating that Odisha makes a major contribution to railways earnings, Patnaik said it is therefore reasonable to expect a major share in terms of projects, new trains, remodeling of stations and rail based industries.

Odisha has got Rs 1465 crore in 2014-15, Rs3712 crore in 2015-16, and Rs4682 crore in 2016-17 from the Railway Budgets.