Chhattisgarh gets Rs. 4,970-cr east-west rail corridor

    Indian Railways
    The Indian Railways has fast tracked 186-km long east-west rail corridor at an investment of Rs. 4,970 crore and the project is expected to be commissioned by 2020, said sources, adding that the proposed track from Gevra Road to Pendra via Dipka, Katghora, Sindurgarh and Pasan has a length of 135 km, Urga- Kusmunda commands length of about 16 km and Feeder Lines of about 35 km. Notably, freight train with speed of maximum 100 km per hour will pass through Chhattisgarh in the east-west Corridor (Kolkata-Mumbai). The train will traverse through the States of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra as the Ministry of Railways has sanctioned implementation of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) and Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) with freight train speeds of maximum 100 Kmph. Development of two key rail corridors in mineral-rich Chhattisgarh is now set to expand the railway line network by 45 per cent in the state, they stated.
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