Work to Begin Soon on 103 Km Long Kolhapur-Vaibhavwadi Section of Konkan Railway

Work to Begin Soon on 103 Km Long Kolhapur-Vaibhavwadi Section of Konkan Railway

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Date of Post: o3-Aug-2018

New Delhi : Work on Kolhapur-Vaibhavwadi section of Konkan Railway will begin soon. This section is 103-Km long which would link the coastal region of Maharashtra . It would help in development of harbours and ports, commerce ministry said.

More Information:-

  • The decision was taken at a meeting of Konkan Railway chaired by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu.
  • Prabhu stated that this line construction would facilitate petroleum movement from the worlds largest integrated refinery and petrochemical complexes which is being built near Vaibhavwadi in Ratnagiri district.
  • The USD 40-billion mega refinery is being built by IOC, HPCL and BPCL, ministry said.
  • It is expected to be commenced by 2022
  • Prabhu also said” The future economic growth of Maharashtra depends on connectivity of its coastal areas with the rest of the country”
  • The 50% of cost will bear by Indian Railways and rest will be borne by state government
  • Railway Board Chairman, CMD, Konkan Railway and other senior officials were attended the meeting.

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