New Delhi: Giving a big force to the infrastructure sector in the country, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs,Wednesday approved nine projects valuation about Rs 24,000 crore in nine states for expansion of railway network and connectivity across the country.
The CCEA chaired by P M Narendra Modi have given green signal the massive line expansion programme that includes track construction of a overall length of 1937.38 km at an estimated cost of Rs 24,374.86 crore, said a report.
The nine projects include the 176 km deep construction of second railway line between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya, the 132 km long third line linking Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapur (Jharkhand) and 228.3 km long framework of the third line between Rajnandgaon & Nagpur in Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
Construction of 273.80 km long third route between Mathura and Jhansi & 152.57 km long third line between Jhansi & Bina, the 280 km long third line between Itarsi and Nagpur, the 201.04 km long third line between Ballarshah and Kazipet was approved by CCEA.
The nine projects contain seven 3rd line, one 4th line and one doubling.
These projects are essentially required for separating capacity constraints, reducing detention and to serve for traffic growth in future.