Aug 25, 2016

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Ballarshah-Kazipet

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Ballarshah and Kazipet at an estimated cost of Rs.2,063.03 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,403.22 crore. 

The 201.04 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years. 

Besides facilitating the travel, power plants, coal and cement traffic will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirement. Warangal, Adilabad and Karimnagar districts of Telengana and Chandrapur district of Maharashtra will be covered by this line. 

Background: 

Ballarshah-Kazipet third line is a part of the New Delhi-Chennai Grant trunk route and golden quadrangle. The section between Ballarshah-Kazipet has reached saturation level with utilisation of section capacity at 127%. The section is extremely important from goods loading point of view with FCI siding at Jammikunta, Kesoram Cement Siding at Raghavpuram, Thermal Power Station and SCCL siding at Manchiryal, Coal loading sidings at Bellampalli, Rechni Road, Asifabad and Cement loading siding at Manikgarh, Ghatchandur. Keeping in view the growth in freight and passenger traffic, third line between Ballarshah-Kazipet is essential.