Berhampur, October 12 (LocalWire): The Department of Post has decided to open 133 new branch post offices in the state during the current year.
The new post offices will be opened in the left-wing extremist infested districts to facilitate postal services for the locals in the region.
Some of these districts include Angul, Malkanagri, Balangir, Bargarh, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Nabarangapur, Rayagada, Nayagarh and Sundargarh.
“We have already opened 33 new sub-post offices in these Maoist infested districts so far and the rest will be opened by the end of March next year,” Odisha Circle chief postmaster general Santosh Kumar Kamila said.
Presently, there are 8,215 post offices, including 7,005 branch post offices in the state.
Kamila said that the new post offices would be opened in those gram panchayat headquarters, where there is no post office at all.
“Our aim is to provide the postal services to all the people, basically rural people across the state,” he said.
The Odisha postal circle has already set up two new postal divisions at Rayagada and Rourkela this year for the convenience of the people and administration.
The new divisions were set up in the state after a gap of thirty years, he stated.