Aug 25, 2016

Cabinet approves construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur at an estimated cost of Rs.1,973.46 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,298.31 crore. 

The 206 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years. 
This line will facilitate the travel. The industries, coal fields, lime stone and dolomite mines, cement and steel plants in the region will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirement. Jharsuguda district in Odisha and Raigarh, Janjgir-Naila and Bilaspur district of Chhatisgarh will be covered by this line. 

Background:

Jharsuguda-Bilaspur route forms a part of Howrah-Mumbai trunk route passing through major industrial areas. This line plays an important role in transportation of freight and passenger traffic from Eastern and Southern regions to Northern and Western regions and vice versa. In order to meet the growth in the freight and passenger traffic, construction of fourth line on this route is essential.