Rajkot-Kanalus, Nimach-Ratlam railway lines to be doubled

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New Delhi: The Centre on September 29, 2021, approved the doubling of the Rajkot-Kanalus railway line in Gujarat, and Nimach-Ratlam railway line in Madhya Pradesh.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the approval.

“The total estimated cost of the Rajkot-Kanalus railway line doubling will be Rs.1,080.58 crore and its escalated / completion cost is Rs.1,168.13 crore.  The total length of doubling of line is 111.20 km.  The project will be completed in four years,” the CCEA press release said.

The proposed doubling from Rajkot to Kanalus would lead to all-around development of Saurashtra region, it added.

The total length of doubling of Nimach-Ratlam railway line is 132.92 km.  The project will be completed in four years

“The total estimated cost of the project will be Rs.1,095.88 crore and its escalated / completion cost is Rs.1,184.67 crore,” the press release added.

“Additional freight traffic of 5.67 million ton per annum is expected from 1st year which will increase to 9.45 million ton per annum in 11th year.” (Press Release)

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