CCEA clears laying of 6 rail lines worth ₹10,700 crore

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on February 17, 2016


Funds will come from extra-budgetary resources, says Suresh Prabhu

Ahead of the Railway Budget, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved construction of six railway lines and a bridge to cater to both increased passenger and freight needs, for an estimated cost of ₹10,700 crore.

“It will be financed through extra-budgetary resources,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said after the meeting. The projects will be constructed using the ₹1.5-lakh crore invested by Life Insurance Corporation in the Railways.

The projects include doubling of three railway lines — the 190-km Hubbali-Chickajur line for ₹1,294.13 crore; the 160-km Ramna-Singrauli line for ₹2,675.64 crore; and the 261-km Katni-Singarauli section for ₹2,084.90 crore.

The CCEA also approved construction of an additional bridge and doubling of the Rampur Dumra-Tal-Rajendrapul sector in Bihar for ₹1,700.24 crore

Two projects for the construction of a third line — in the 132-km Wardha (Sewagram)-Ballarshah section, costing ₹1,443.32 crore, and the 165-km Anuppur-Katni section in Madhya Pradesh, for ₹1,595.76 crore — were also approved.

All the six projects are expected to be completed over the next five years.

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Published on February 17, 2016
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