NITI Aayog Approves Pune-Nashik Semi-High Speed ​​Railway Line – Punekar News

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Mumbai, 30th April 2022: Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Danve on Friday informed that the Pune-Nashik Medium Speed ​​Railway has been approved by NITI Aayog. As a result, the project has gained momentum and will be submitted to the Union Cabinet for final approval. Land acquisition and other processes have also started after the project has already received approval from the state government as well as the Board of Railways.

Currently, there is no direct rail line between Pune and Nashik. Therefore, to reach Pune or Nashik, one has to come to Mumbai and take a train. As a result, the train journey time is over six hours. Therefore, the concept of high-speed railway is implemented between these two cities. This route will require 1,470 hectares of land in 102 villages. A joint survey for land acquisition and alignment in the villages is being completed. Land acquisition was made in five villages and they received appropriate compensation.

According to the plan, as soon as the high-speed train leaves Pune station, it will run on the elevated road towards Hadapsar. After that it will go from Hadapsar to Nashik station. The train will stop at Chakan, Manchar, Narayangaon, Alephata, Sangamner, Sinnar and Nashik. The train will run at a speed of 200 km/h on this route. It can reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h. The total cost of the project is Rs. 16,039 crores.

11,000 crores to the state

The inclusion of the railway budget in the central budget has been beneficial. Between 2009 and 2014, Maharashtra received Rs 1,100 crore. But this year, Rs 11,000 crore has been donated to Maharashtra, Danve said.

Electrification of all railway lines in the country will be completed by 2023. Electrification of Konkan Railway is complete. It will be inaugurated in the coming days, he said.

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