India: Cabinet clears six railway projects worth Rs 10,700 crore

Last Modified: Thu Feb 18 2016 08:23:49 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • Rs. 10,700 crore
    cost of proposals for the construction of additional Railway lines to cater to increased passenger & freight needs approved by the CCEA today [17-Feb-2016].
  • 6
    key projects approved today by the CCEA are:
  • #1
    Doubling of 190 km long Hubli-Chickajur broad gauge single railway line has been approved. Entire route from Pune-Miraj-Hubli-Bengalore has been identified for doubling to improve flow of traffic & boost development of the region.
  • #2
    Construction of Wardha (Sewagram) – Ballarshah 3rd railway line of 132 km will be taken up at estimated completion cost of Rs.1443.32 crore. This section is very important from goods originating point of view of Nagpur Division.
  • #3
    Doubling of 160 km long Ramna – Singarauli railway line has been approved at a cost Rs.2675.64 crore. The project will cover the districts of Garhwa in Jharkhand, Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh and Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh.
  • #4
    Construction of 165 km long 3rd railway line between Anuppur-Katni in Madhya Pradesh has also been apporved at a cost of Rs.1595.76 crore. The project would cover the districts of Anuppur, Shahdol, Umaria and Katni districts of Madhya Pradesh.
  • #5
    Construction of doubling of 261 km long Katni – Singarauli railway at a cost of Rs.2084.90 crore has been approved. The project would cover the districts of Katni, Shahdol, Sidhi and Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh. Katni-Singrauli is a critical and busy section carrying coal from Northern Coal Fields towards Western and Northern thermal power plants.
  • #6
    Construction of additional Bridge & doubling project of Rampur Dumra-Tal-Rajendrapul sector in Bihar has also got CCEA’s approval today. Costing Rs.1700.24 crore, the project is located in Begusarai and Patna districts of Bihar.