Ministry of Railways

Cabinet approves 6 multi tracking projects across Indian Railways: To facilitate ease of travelling, minimize logistics cost, reduce oil imports and lower CO2 emissions


Projects will increase the existing line capacity of the sections causing smoothening of the train operations and improved punctuality as well as wagon turn around time

They will facilitate reduction of congestion and increase in rail traffic

The projects will generate direct employment for about 3 (Three) crore man-days during construction

Financial outgo of the projects will be Rs 12,343 crore (approx.) with likely completion by 2029-30

Posted On: 08 FEB 2024 8:09PM by PIB Delhi

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved 6 (Six) projects of Ministry of Railways with total estimated cost of Rs. 12,343 crore (approx.) with 100% funding from Central Government. The multi-tracking proposals will ease operations and reduce congestion, providing the much-required infrastructural development on the busiest sections across Indian Railways. The projects are in line with Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji’s Vision of a New India which will make people of the region “Atmanirbhar” by way of comprehensive development in the area which will enhance their employment/ self-employment opportunities.

The 6 (Six) projects covering 18 Districts in 6 States i.e., Rajasthan, Assam, Telangana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Nagaland will increase the existing network of Indian Railways by 1020 Kms. and will provide employment of about 3 (Three) crores man-days to the people of the States.

The projects are result of PM-Gati Shakti National Master Plan for multi-model connectivity which have been possible through integrated planning and will provide seamless connectivity for movement of people, goods and services.

S.No.

Name of Section for doubling stretch

Length in (kms.)

Estimates cost (Rs.)

State

1

Ajmer-Chanderiya

178.28

1813.28

Rajasthan

2

Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur

131.27

1268.57

Rajasthan

3.

Luni-Samdari-Bhildi

271.97

3530.92

Gujarat & Rajasthan

4

Agthori-Kamakhya with new Rail cum Road Briedge

7.062

1650.37

Assam

5

Lumding-Furkating

140

2333.84

Assam & Nagaland

6

Motumari-Vishnupuram and

Rail over Rail at Motumari

 

88.81

 

10.87

1746.20

Telangana & Andhra Pradesh

 

These are essential routes for transportation of commodities such as food grains, food commodities, fertilizers, coal, cement, iron, steel, fly-ash, clinker, limestone, POL, container etc. The capacity augmentation works will result in additional freight traffic of magnitude 87 MTPA (Million Tonnes Per Annum). The Railways being environment friendly and energy efficient mode of transportation, will help both in achieving climate goals and minimizing logistics cost of the country, reduce oil import and lower CO2 emissions.

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