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, said the government.
The biggest share in the expansion has gone to the Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh sector where a third lline will be constructed between Mathura and Jhansi and from Jhansi to Bina.
Other big projects approved today include a third line between Itarsi and Nagpur and Ballarshah and Kazipet.
Similarly a third line willb be constructed between Vijayawada and Gudur, and Rajnandgaon and Nagpur.
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.
|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||Chhatisgarh 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||Telengana 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 Chhatisgarh||Construction of 4th line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur||206||2,298.31|
|TOTAL – Nine projects||1,937.38||24,374.86|