The detailed project report (DPR) for Meerut- Panipat railway line has been prepared and is expected to be approved soon with a few amendments to the alignment route.
Union minister of state for animal husbandry and fisheries Dr Sanjeev Baliyan, who is also MP from Muzaffarnagar, has been pursuing the project for the past six years. He informed that the DPR has been prepared with a budget allocation of ₹3500 crores. However, few changes in the alignment will be made to reduce the cost to ₹2200 crore.
This new railway line will reduce travel time between UP and Haryana and also help in boosting trade.