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Ministry approves 3 rail projects

Doubling of two lines and a flyover on offer.

The Ministry of Railways has given details of three approved projects for doubling of two rail lines and a flyover.

Sanction of project of doubling of Jaunpur- Akbarpur (Tanda) 77.25 km long section in Northern Railways.

The section falls in Lucknow Division of Northern Railways. At present detention of trains in Jaunpur-Akbarpur is high (140 minutes) as 31 trains are running on single line section. Present capacity utilization is 133%.

Also 14 more freight trains are expected each day with augmentation of National Thermal Power Corporation plant at Tanda by January, 2019.

It would cost between anticipated Rs.676.36 crore and completion Rs.766.33 crore. The project is proposed to be funded through Gross Budgetary Support.

It is scheduled for completion by 2021-22

Doubling of 51.65 km of New Maynaguri-Gumanihat in Northeast Frontier Railway

The project is a part of Malda-Guwahati Main line route. The 51 km patch is last for doubling connection to the North East Region.

The line capacity utilization of the section between Raninagar Jalpaiguri to Samuktala Road is 145.70% with maintenance block during 2016-17.

At present, 38 trains are running against the sectional capacity of 22 trains.

Cost is anticipated between Rs.602.27 crore with completion cost of Rs.648.19 crore. The project is to be funded through Gross Budgetary Support.

It is scheduled for completion by 2020-21.

Etawah Flyover 10.978 km in North Central Railway

This flyover will help in avoiding surface crossing on busy Delhi-Howrah route and will help in reducing detentions and removing bottlenecks.

Trains coming from Gwalior/Agra to Etawah will move via flyover over UP & DN lines. Trains from Gwalior/Agra and going to Mainpuri will move via flyover and branch off to Mainpuri.

Trains coming from Etawah and going to Mainpuri will move via flyover, over the UP & DN main lines. This flyover at Etawah will help in improving punctuality of passenger trains and smooth running of the routes i.e. Howrah- Kanpur-New Delhi, Etawah –Bhind & Agra and Etawah- Mainpuri.

Cost anticipated between Rs.830.73 crore with completion cost of Rs.894.47 crore. The is to be funded through Gross Budgetary Support.

The project is scheduled for completion by 2020-21. fii-news.com

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