Cabinet Approves Doubling & Electrification Of 6 New Railway Lines At Rs 11,661 Crore In Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar & Odisha

Cabinet Approves Doubling & Electrification Of 6 New Railway Lines At Rs 11,661 Crore In Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar & Odisha

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Date Of Post: 22 Feb, 2018

New Delhi: The government, on Tuesday, approved 6 projects at a cost of Rs 11,661 crore for new lines as well as doubling & electrification of tracks, in Uttar Pradesh and 3 other states, the Railways said. The projects would cover 881 km of lines in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar & Odisha.

The Six Projects Are-

Jhansi-Manikpur & Bhimsen-Khairar lines:

  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by PM Modi, has approved doubling & electrification projects of the 425km Jhansi-Manikpur & Bhimsen-Khairar lines at a completion cost of Rs 4955.72 crore.
  • The projects are likely to be completed by 2022-23.
  • It will cover the districts of Jhansi, Mahoba, Banda, Chitrakut Dham in Uttar Pradesh & Chhatarpur in Madhya Pradesh.

Image Credit: Nikhil B

Bhatni-Aurnihar line:

  • The CCEA also approved doubling with electrification of the 116.95 km-long Bhatni-Aurnihar line.
  • The project, at a cost of Rs 1300.9 crore, is likely to be completed by 2021-22.
  • It will cover the districts of Deoria, Ballia, Mau & Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh.

Muzaffarpur-Sagauli & Sagauli-Valmiki Nagar lines:

  • Approval has also come for the doubling & electrification projects on the 100.6 km long Muzaffarpur-Sagauli and 109.7 km Sagauli-Valmiki Nagar lines at completion costs of Rs 1347.61 crore and Rs 1381.49 crore respectively.
  • These lines are in the districts of Muzaffarpur, East Champaran (Motihari) & West Champaran (Bettiah) in Bihar.

Jeypore-Malkangiri line:

  • The CCEA has also approved the new 130 km-long Jeypore-Malkangiri line project at a completion cost of Rs 2,676.11 crore.
  • The first such railway line in Malkangiri, the project is likely to be completed by 2021-22.
  • It will cover the districts of Koraput & Malkangiri in Odisha.

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