India approves $ 820 million electrified railway line to Chhattisgarh

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The Indian government has approved a Rs 59.51 billion ($ 820 million) electrified railway project in Chhattisgarh state.

Approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, the project involves building rail connectivity on a 294.53 km road from Katghora to Dongargarh.

Once completed, it will benefit several regions of Chhattisgarh such as Korba, Bilaspur, Mungeli, Rajnandgaon and Kabirdham.

With the potential increase in coal mining in the state, the line will support coal freight transport and reduce congestion on the existing Jharsuguda-Nagpur route, which had an average use of over 135% in 2014- 2015.

It is also expected to support the industrial development of the region by providing a faster dedicated route for westbound traffic on the South East Central Railway (SECR).

“The line will support coal freight transport and reduce congestion on the existing Jharsuguda-Nagpur route. “

The new electrified line will be developed by an SPV project called Chhattisgarh Katghora-Dongarhgarh Railway.

It involves the equal participation of the Ministry of Railways of the central government and the state government through the Chhattisgarh Railway (CRCL) and private actors.

Last week, the Cabinet Economic Affairs Committee approved the construction of a new electrified line between Budni and Indore (Mangaliyagaon).

The 205 km long project is estimated at 32.52 billion rupees ($ 448 million).

The project will reduce travel time from Indore to Jabalpur, as well as from Indore to Mumbai by reducing the distance of the existing route by 68 km via Bhopal.

It will also reduce travel times to the southern part of the country and provide better regional transport facilities for industries and commuters.

During the construction period, ten new crossing stations and seven new stopping stations will be built along the route.


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