Rs 17,073 crore worth Railway projects in progress in state

As many as 20 projects of the Railways worth Rs 17,073 crore are currently in progress in Gujarat, MoS Railways Rajen Gohain told Rajya Sabha on Friday. Replying to a query raised by MP Parimal Nathwani, the minister said the projects included laying of three new lines at an estimated cost of Rs 4,028 crore, […]

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: July 30, 2016 4:45 am
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As many as 20 projects of the Railways worth Rs 17,073 crore are currently in progress in Gujarat, MoS Railways Rajen Gohain told Rajya Sabha on Friday. Replying to a query raised by MP Parimal Nathwani, the minister said the projects included laying of three new lines at an estimated cost of Rs 4,028 crore, gauge conversion of 8 lines for Rs 6,568 crore and doubling of nine lines for Rs. 6,477 crore.

The minister informed that the work of laying three new railway lines — Bhimnath – Dholera (24 km), Chhota Udepur-Dhar (157 km) and Dahod — Indore via Sardarpur, Jhabua and Dhar (200.97 km) — are in progress. The gauge conversions of Ahmedabad-Botad (170.48 km), Ahmedabad-Himmatnagar-Udaipur (299.2 km) including Modasa-Shamlaji Road (22.53 km), Ahmedabad-Mehsana (68.78 km), Bhildi-Viramgam (157 km), Bhuj-Naliya (101.35 km), Dhasa-Jetalsar (104.44 km) , Miyagam-Karjan-Dabhoi guage conversion (96.46 km). According to the minister’s statement, the work on Abu Road-Sarotra Road patch doubling (23.12 km), Palanpur-Samakhayali (274.73 km), Sarotra Road-Karjoda Patch doubling (23.59 km), Surat-Kosamba Phase-I of 3rd line between Vadodara and Virar (35km), Surendranagar-Rajkot (116.17 km), Udhna-Jalgaon with electrification (306.93 km), Vatva-Ahmedabad 3rd line with Automatic signaling (7.5 km), Vatva-Ahmedabad-Sabarmati 4th line (17.90 km) and Viramgam-Samakhayali (182.23 km) doubling is also going on.

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