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Govt approves mega railway expansion worth Rs 24,374 crore

RailwayIn 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.

S.No.StatesProjectLength

(kms)

Expenditure

(in crores)

1AssamConstruction of 2nd railway line between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya1762586.85
2JharkhandConstruction 3rd line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapur1321483.36
3Chhatisgarh and MaharashtraConstruction of 3rd line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna) in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh and Gondia, Bhandara and Nagpur districts in Maharashtra228.32,193.53
4Uttar Pradesh and Madhya PradeshConstruction 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

5Madhya Pradesh and MaharashtraConstruction of 3rd line between Itarsi and Nagpur280 km2,882.94
6Telengana and MaharashtraConstruction of 3rd line between Ballarshah and Kazipet201.042,403.22
7Andhra PradeshConstruction of 3rd line between Vijaywada and Gudur287.673,875.68
8Odisha and ChhatisgarhConstruction of 4th line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur2062,298.31
                      TOTAL – Nine projects1,937.3824,374.86

 

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