Tori Shivpur Kathotia Rail Corridor for coal transportation

Last Modified: Sun Jun 14 2020 19:49:11 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 93.45 km
    length of the Tori-Shivpur-Kathautia Railway Line in North Karanpura in Jharkhand. This is one of the three main corridors that will address coal transportation expansion.
  • 127 million tonnes
    coal that could be evacuated each year once this line is complete.
  • 3
    Organizations that have formed a joint venture for the construction of the line. The Jharkhand government, the Coal Ministry and the Railways had entered into a pact in May 2015 to construct railway lines in command areas of Central Coalfields. The Coal Ministry's share in the JV is 64 per cent, the Railway's 26 per cent and the state government's 10 per cent in a total equity of Rs 1,000 crore.
  • Rs. 3571.69 crore
    estimated cost.
  • Jun 2016
    estimated completion.
  • 5
    Number of projects with combined production potential of 82 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) that depend on this line: Amrapali (12 mtpa), Magadh (20 mtpa), Pachra (15 mtpa), Sanghamitra (20 mtpa), Chatti-Bariatu-Kerandari (15 mtpa).
  • 44.37 km
    length of the Tori - Shivpur section, which has seen long delays due to environmental clearances and land related issues. "Land related issues on Tori - Shivpur railway line sorted out," Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said in a tweet on 22-March, 2016 and the project is likely to be completed by December 31, 2017.
  • 49.08 km
    length of the Shivpur - Kathotia link.
  • 01 Dec 2017
    Railway board chairman Ashwani Lohani instructed officials of the Dhanbad division of East Central Railway to speed up work on the 28 km rail link between Tori and Balumath in Latehar. The link is part of the 44 km Tori - Shivpur section, which is crucial for the future of Central Coalfields Limited’s two large open cast mines Amrapali and Magadh in Jharkhand’s Latehar and Chatra districts respectively. Around half of the coal from these mines will be transported through the railways.
  • 09 Mar 2018
    Tori-Balumath railway line and Balumath-CCL siding in Jharkhand inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha via video-conferencing.
  • Rs. 1,141 crore
    Cost of construction of the Tori-Balumath line. This line has 3 stations, 5 large bridges, 7 flyovers and 38 small bridges.
  • 7 million tonnes
    Annual coal evacuation capacity that has been created with the commissioning of Tori-Balumath rail line and Balumath-CCL Siding. Initially evacuation will be 5 to 6 rakes of coal everyday from Amrapali and Magadh and eventually grow to 15 rakes everyday.