Big boost to rail network
August 24, 2016
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Cabinet approves nine projects worth Rs. 24,374.86 crore in nine states for expansion of railways
Govt’s decision to give push to railway infrastructure in eastern and central India to help upcoming industries in the region

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.

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