Date of Post: 18 Dec, 2018
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has accorded approval to the proposal of establishing a 95 kilometer new rail line from Asaoti in Palwal to Panipat via Rohtak-Jhajjar-Farukhnagar-Patli-Manesar-Sohna rail route bypassing Delhi. Official said, this new rail line would be developed by the newly set up HRIDC (Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation).
- This new route would provide direct connectivity for Gurugram ,Faridabad, Palwal, Sohna and Ballabhgarh with other districts of Haryana and Chandigarh and thus facilitate fast passenger connectivity (avoiding Delhi) to all the important places including the capital of the state and running of Shatabdi like trains from Gurugram to Chandigarh.
- This would decongest Delhi rail network and immensely beneficial to the National Capital Region from an environment point of view by reducing the high density of both passenger and goods traffic in Delhi.
- The proposed new line would, thus, open up a new era of development of state’s economy.
- The major part of the route already exists on Indian Railway network and only missing links would be required to be provided, he said.
- The route from Panipat to Jhajjar via Rohtak already exists.
- The spokesman said, Jhajjar could be connected to already existing station at Farukhnagar through a new Railway line of around 30 Kms.
- While the Farukhnagar to Garhi Harsaru and Garhi Harsaru to Patli are existing rail lines, Patli to Asaoti new rail line via Manesar and Sohna, of around 60 Kilometer length, would be required to be constructed.
- In addition, provision of Y-connections would be made at Garhi Harsaru, Asaoti and Patli Railway Stations.
- The development of this route is likely to give rise to new Greenfield Projects of Multi Modal Logistic Parks in this region by the CONCOR or other players, the spokesman said.
- This route would also facilitate direct connectivity (avoiding Delhi) for the major CONCOR depot at Tughlakabad to various important destinations in Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab and Gujarat states.
- Besides, this would also give connectivity to the DFC at Asaoti which would facilitate traffic outflow/inflow from the entire Haryana State to DFCCIL (Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India limited).
- He added, thus, the PSUs like DFCCIL, CONCOR and HRIDC could also be incorporated as partners with the HSIIDC.
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