Railways

Cabinet nod to four rail line projects worth Rs 8,351 crore

DELHI

Seeking to give a boost to the railway infrastructure, government today gave its nod to four rail line projects in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh at a cost of around Rs 8351 crore.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for the doubling of 189.278 km Kottavalasa-Koraput railway line with a completion cost of Rs 2977.64 crore on November 18, reports The Economic Times.

It also approved doubling of 164.56 km Koraput-Singapur Road section railway line with a completion cost of Rs 2361.74 crore and 110.22 km Jagdalpur-Koraput section railway line with a completion cost of Rs 1839.02 crore.

The demand of goods traffic on these existing single lines was increasing over a period due to increase of production of goods and minerals in the vast catchment and subsequent transportation requirement.

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