Date of Post : 31 July, 2017
Mumbai: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu instructed railway officials to finalise the DPR (detailed project report) of Indore-Manmad (339-km) new railway line project at the earliest.
Apart from reviewing the progress, he also held a close-door meeting with Dhulia collector and other high ranking officials of the railways at the collector’s office.
- The officials informed him that DPR will soon be completed, as field work has already been completed & officials are just doing the analysis of facts & figures collected during the Final Location Survey (FLS).
- Prabhu instructed the officials to finish the DPR, so that it can be rolled-out as soon as possible, Chief of Indore-Manmad Rail Line Struggle Committee, Manoj Marathe, informed.
- Union Minister of Road transport, highways & shipping, Nitin Gadkari has announced on Wednesday that IPRCL (Indian Port Rail Corporation Ltd), which is executing projects worth Rs 1 lakh crore, will build Indore-Manmad rail corridor for shipments of containers from Indore to JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust).
- IPRCL is a first-of-its-kind joint venture company (JVC), between the major ports under the Ministry of shipping, & Rail Vikas Nigam Limited.
- The project is aimed at cutting down Indore to Mumbai distance by 200km & would offer a corridor for dispatching export containers from Indore region directly to JNPT.
- 50% of the Rs 4,000 crore (approx US$ 625 Million) project would be funded by the Indian Railways while the remaining will be offered by JNPT, the minister said.