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Today (12:24AM)  Cabinet approves construction of second line between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam (pib.nic.in)
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of second line between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam at an estimated cost of Rs.2,232.32 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,586.85 crore.
The 176 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years during 12th and 13th Plan period.
Besides facilitating the travel, upcoming industries in the region will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirements.
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The single main line section from New Bongaigaon to Kamakhya via Goalpara is an alternative route to New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Rangiya linking Guwahati. The line capacity utilization of the BG single line section has already over-saturated. Most of Gauge conversion projects in NE Region have been commissioned and work on Bogibeel Bridge is being expedited. With the commissioning of Bogibeel Bridge, traffic in the project section will increase manifold. Thus, doubling of New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya via Goalpara would augment its line capacity for smooth running of trains through the section.
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Today (12:23AM)  Cabinet approves construction of third line between Kharagpur (Nimpur) and Adityapur (pib.nic.in)
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapur in West Singhburn districts of Jharkhand at an estimated cost of Rs.1,312.44 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.1,483.36 crore.
The 132 km long railway line is expected to be completed in four years. Besides facilitating the travel, this line will greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic between these sections.
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third line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapur section forms part of the Howrah-Mumbai trunk route. The present utilization is to the tune of 122% and 114% respectively. Over and above the heavy freight traffic, the route has to accommodate 36 pairs of coaching trains including high-speed trains like Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express. It is estimated that about 57.21 additional freight trains per day each way will move over the project section in the 6th year of the project. Therefore, with capacity enhancement of the route by constructing 3rd line will ease the traffic bottlenecks and will bring more revenue to Indian Railways.
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Today (12:22AM)  Big boost to rail network; Cabinet approves Nine projects worth Rs. 24,374.86 crore in Nine States (pib.nic.in)
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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
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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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Today (12:20AM)  Cabinet approves construction of third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna) (pib.nic.in)
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna) in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh and Gondia, Bhandara and Nagpur districts in Maharashtra at an estimated cost of Rs.1,908.51 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,193.53 crore.
The 228.3 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years.
Besides facilitating the travel, various industries, mines, coal fields and power plants will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirement. Rajnandgaon district of
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Chhattisgarh and Gondia, Bhandara and Nagpur districts of Maharashtra will be major beneficiaries.
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Rajnandgaon-Kalumna line forms a part of Howrah-Mumbai trunk route serving freight and passenger traffic from Eastern and Southern regions to Northern and Western regions and vice versa over the country. There has been demands on account of accelerated industrial and mining developments in the region and coal traffic from IB valley, Korba area and East Corridor which would be channelized by the third line through this route to their respective destinations.
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Today (12:19AM)  Cabinet approves construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur (pib.nic.in)
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur at an estimated cost of Rs.1,973.46 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,298.31 crore.
The 206 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years.
This line will facilitate the travel. The industries, coal fields, lime stone and dolomite mines, cement and steel plants in the region will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirement. Jharsuguda district in Odisha and
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Raigarh, Janjgir-Naila and Bilaspur district of Chhatisgarh will be covered by this line.
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Jharsuguda-Bilaspur route forms a part of Howrah-Mumbai trunk route passing through major industrial areas. This line plays an important role in transportation of freight and passenger traffic from Eastern and Southern regions to Northern and Western regions and vice versa. In order to meet the growth in the freight and passenger traffic, construction of fourth line on this route is essential.
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Today (12:18AM)  Cabinet approves construction of third line between Mathura and Jhansi (pib.nic.in)
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Mathura and Jhansi at an estimated cost of Rs.3,677.76 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.4,377.13 crore.
The 273.80 km long railway line is expected to be completed in six years.
Besides facilitating the travel, goods trains passing through this section will get adequate capacity for smooth running. Mathura, Agra, Jhansi districts of Uttar Pradesh, Datiya, Gwalior, Morena districts of Madhya Pradesh and Dholpur district of Rajasthan
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will be covered by this line.
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Mathura-Jhansi 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.
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Today (12:17AM)  Cabinet approves construction of third line between Vijaywada Jn and Gudur Jn (pib.nic.in)
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Vijaywada Junction and Gudur Junction at an estimated cost of Rs.3,246.26 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.3,875.68 crore.
The 287.67 km long railway line is expected to be completed in six years.
Besides facilitating the travel, foodgrains traffic to southern states and goods traffic for Krishnapatnam and nearby ports will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirement. Krishna, Guntur, Prakasham and P.S. Nellore districts of
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Andhra Pradesh will be covered by this line.
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Vijawada Junction-Gudur Junction line is a part of grand trunk route connecting north and south states. This section serves freight trains catering to demands of various loading points. Foodgrains to southern states are moved through this section. Besides this, goods traffic from Krishnapatnam and nearby ports will increase in the section necessitating for construction third line of Vijayawada Junction and Gudur Junction.
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Today (12:17AM)  Cabinet approves construction of third line between Jhansi and Bina (pib.nic.in)
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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
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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.
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Today (12:15AM)  Cabinet approves construction of third line between Ballarshah-Kazipet (pib.nic.in)
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Ballarshah and Kazipet at an estimated cost of Rs.2,063.03 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,403.22 crore.
The 201.04 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years.
Besides facilitating the travel, power plants, coal and cement traffic will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirement. Warangal, Adilabad and Karimnagar districts of Telengana and Chandrapur district of Maharashtra will be covered by this
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Ballarshah-Kazipet third line is a part of the New Delhi-Chennai Grant trunk route and golden quadrangle. The section between Ballarshah-Kazipet has reached saturation level with utilisation of section capacity at 127%. The section is extremely important from goods loading point of view with FCI siding at Jammikunta, Kesoram Cement Siding at Raghavpuram, Thermal Power Station and SCCL siding at Manchiryal, Coal loading sidings at Bellampalli, Rechni Road, Asifabad and Cement loading siding at Manikgarh, Ghatchandur. Keeping in view the growth in freight and passenger traffic, third line between Ballarshah-Kazipet is essential.
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Today (12:14AM)  Cabinet approves construction of third line between Itarsi and Nagpur (pib.nic.in)
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Itarsi and Nagpur at an estimated cost of Rs.2,449.91 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,882.94 crore.
The 280 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years.
Besides facilitating the travel, industries in and around Itarsi-Nagpur route will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirements. Hoshangabad, Chhindwara and Betul districts of Madhya Pradesh and Nagpur district of Maharashtra will be covered by
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Itarsi-Nagpur route is a BG double electrified line serving passenger as well as Goods traffic from North to South. The line capacity utilization of the section is saturated and running of additional Mail/Express and Goods traffic over the section cause detention to the trains. On this route Teegaon-Chichonda project has already been sanctioned. To cope up with the local demands and to have smooth movement of goods traffic, it is essential to construct 3rd line on Dharakoh-Maramjhiri Ghat Section (12.75 km) and balance on the Itarsi-Nagpur section (267 km).
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