CCEA approves ₹5,617-cr Orbital Rail Corridor Project in Haryana

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, headed by the PM, has approved the 121-km long Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor project connecting Palwal to Sonipat at an investment of ₹5,617 crore. The project, which is to be commissioned in the next five years, aims at improving regional connectivity and decongest the NCR region and will help in developing multi-modal logistics hubs in this area. The project will have connectivity with all existing railway routes originating from Delhi and passing through Haryana. About 20,000 passengers will be travelling through this line every day and 50 million tons of goods traffic would be carried every year. It will provide high-speed seamless connectivity to Dedicated Freight Corridor network resulting in the reduction of cost and time of transportation for EXIM (export-import) traffic from NCR to ports of India thereby making exports of goods more competitive. It will be implemented by the Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corp. Ltd, a joint venture set up by railway ministry with the Haryana government. The rail line will start from Palwal and end at Harsana Kalan station (On Delhi-Ambala section). This will give connectivity en-route to existing Patli Station (on Delhi-Rewari line), Sultanpur station (on Garhi Harsaru-Farukhnagar Line) and Asaudha Station (on Delhi Rohtak Line). The multipurpose transport project will also facilitate affordable and faster commuter travel, long-distance travel in different directions from Gurugram and industrial regions of Manesar, Sohna, Farukhnagar, Kharkhauda and Sonipat.

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