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₹8,000-cr Rly projects in Bihar, Odisha, AP, Chhattisgarh get green signal

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on November 18, 2015

The new railway projects approved will decongest freight traffic and help in transportation of coal

To help transportation of coal and other minerals

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday gave its approval to several railways projects worth about ₹8,000 crore in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bihar.

These projects will be implemented over seven years, Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy said.

These rail links will help in the transportation of coal and other minerals. Goyal said that the Cabinet has also approved a rail road bridge project in Munger, Bihar.

Other projects include for 3rd and 4th lines between Budhapank and Salegaon via Rajathgarh Railway Line of 85 km each with a cost of ₹1,172.92 crore. The project is likely to be completed in the next three years during 12th and 13th Plan period.

Angul, Dhenkanal and Cuttack districts of Odisha will benefit from this project, an official release said. Multiple lines on this railway line will greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic between these sections thereby increasing the revenue of Railways. 

The existing line caters to traffic from Mahanadi Coal Fields to Paradip and Visakhapatnam ports and siding traffic originating from/to the several power plants and other coal-based industries in the area. 

The other project is for the doubling of Koraput-Singapur Road section railway line of 164.56 km with a completion cost of ₹2,361.74 crore. This will ease the increasing freight traffic between these sections. The project is likely to be completed in the next seven years during 12th and 13th Plan period. Koraput and Rayagada districts of Odisha will benefit by this project. 

The existing line Koraput-Singapur Road is used as a transportation corridor of goods traffic mainly for minerals and mine products. The CCEA has also approved a project to double the Kottavalasa-Koraput line of 189.278 km with a completion cost of ₹2,977.64 crore. The project is likely to be completed in the next seven years during 12th and 13th Plan period. Koraput district of Odisha, Vizianagaram and Visakhaphatnam districts of Andhra Pradesh benefit.

Another project is to double the Jagdalpur-Koraput section railway line of 110.22 km with a completion cost of ₹1,839.02 crore. The project is likely to be completed in the next seven years during 12th and 13th Plan period. 

Published on November 18, 2015
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