Aug 25, 2016

Big boost to rail network

In a major push to give a boost to the infrastructure sector in the country, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for nine projects worth Rs. 24,374.86 crore in nine States for expansion of railway network and connectivity across the country.

S.No.
States
Project
Length
(kms)
Expenditure
(in crores)
1
Assam
Construction of 2nd railway line between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya
176
2586.85
2
Jharkhand
Construction 3rd line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapur
132
1483.36
3
Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra
Construction of 3rd line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna) in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh and Gondia, Bhandara and Nagpur districts in Maharashtra
228.3
2,193.53
4
Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
Construction of 3rd line between Mathura and Jhansi

Construction of 3rd line between Jhansi and Bina
273.80


152.57
4,377.13


2,273.84
5
Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
Construction of 3rd line between Itarsi and Nagpur
280 km
2,882.94
6
Telangana and Maharashtra
Construction of 3rd line between Ballarshah and Kazipet
201.04
2,403.22
7
Andhra Pradesh
Construction of 3rd line between Vijaywada and Gudur
287.67
3,875.68
8
Odisha and Chhattisgarh
Construction of 4th line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur
206
2,298.31
                      TOTAL – Nine projects
1,937.38
24,374.86

Besides facilitating the travel by easing the traffic bottlenecks, the approved lines would help the upcoming industries in the region and additional transport capacity to meet their requirements.
The goods trains supplying foodgrains from one region to another, various industries, mines, coal fields and power plants will have additional transport capacity through these lines resulting in more revenues to Indian Railways.