Date Of Post: 10 Mar, 2018
New Delhi: The 44-km Tori-Shivpuri railway section would be completed by May, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said. Sinha, on Friday, inaugurated the Tori-Balumath railway line, saying it would facilitate faster transportation of coal from mines in Jharkhand to power plants. The 19.3km long Tori-Balumath line is part of the Tori-Shivpuri section.
- It will facilitate coal transportation from Central Coalfields Limiteds open cast mines — Amrapali & Magadh in Jharkhand’s Latehar & Chatra districts respectively.
- There are 3 stations, 5 major bridges, 7 road over bridges and 39 minor bridges between Tori & Balumath.
- As per initial estimate, Coal India Limited (CIL) proposed to transport a total of 80 rakes of coal daily from its various blocks, the Railways said.
- Two sidings are being developed by the CIL to connect the Amrapali & Magadh coal mines to the rail network.
- It said, it is expected that 15 rakes of coal will be generated from each of the coal mines.
- The first phase of the section between Tori & Balumath has been completed.
- Sinha said, the expenditure incurred for this part of the section is around Rs 700 crore.
- He said,”Work of on the remaining part is in an advance stage and likely to be completed by May 2018.”