Aug 25, 2016

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Jhansi and Bina

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Jhansi and Bina at an estimated cost of Rs.2001.63 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,273.84 crore. 

The 152.57 km long railway line is expected to be completed in four years. 

Besides facilitating the travel, goods trains passing through this section will get adequate capacity for smooth running. Jhansi and Lalitpur districts of Uttar Pradesh and Sagar district (Bina) of Madhya Pradesh will be covered by this line. 

Background: 

Jhansi-Bina section is a BG double line on New Delhi-Mumbai CST route. This project will enhance capacity, reduce detention and cater for future growth of traffic. At present, number of passenger and goods train in this section are far more than its capacity, resulting in heavy detention to trains