PATIALA: After laying the foundation stone of the doubling project of Rajpura-Bathinda rail track by Union railway minister Suresh Prabhakar in November 2016, the first phase of the project is about to be completed in the next five months. The 172 km long, Rajpura Bathinda doubling rail project would facilitate uninterrupted and smooth traffic operation. It is being built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,251.25 crore. The first phase of the project on being completed would benefit the residents of Malwa region, who have been demanding for the double rail track since a long time. A number of important cities and industrial towns including Patiala and Bathinda, fertilizer and thermal po wer plants, food grains loading points, educational hubs and military... more...
cantonments are located on the project section. The project is part of Rajpura Bathinda Sriganganagar section of Ambala Division that has been witnessing 6.42% per annum growth in the existing passenger traffic. The Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi had got the pro ject sanctioned from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the railway minister."The project will prove to be a lifeline for the people of the Malwa belt. The rail traffic will be able to run smoothly and more trains will be able to run on this track. With the completion of this project the industry in the Malwa belt will also get a boost," said, Gandhi.
that section will be charged jiski wiring complete ho jayegi. abhi to bahut kaam pada digging work bhi complete nhi hua hai kayi jagah pe to abhi. semaphore signals are still there there jis tarah se kaam chal raha hai usse lgta hai ke kum se kum 2 yrs. lgge.
Mast are being erected on DUI JHL section. Masts for Rajpura-BTI are also stored here, but now shall be executed for double line (means RVNL now got work of electrification of both the lines for RBR during doubling), so more masts for RBR to arrive here.
Yes, thanks to previous rail ministries, who had been ignoring such an important section for over 50 yrs !! They never realised the potential of Malwa and the inner Punjab, their mind was only set at ASR-NDLS route, as it was profitable for them, not realising that RBR is giving them a lot, in terms of food grains, coal etc. When we visited Dhuri, it really cleared my doubt as to why this Jn still holds a D category tag, cuz nothing was ever done here, Patiala is far better and hold great footfall or number of passengers and hold A class station tag, even being a regular station with only 11 trains.
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