Expansion of Railway Network and Connectivity across the Country
Big boost to rail network
Cabinet approves Nine projects worth Rs. 24,374.86 crore in Nine States
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.
|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
|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.