Rs 29,000 Cr For Elevated Tracks Futile

Rs 29,000 Cr For Elevated Tracks Futile

Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday questioned the need for spending Rs 28,500 crore to run the AC trains on the ambitious Bandra-Virar and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Panvel Elevated rail corridors. The minister also directed the railway officials here to revise the plan and roll non-AC trains the project.

The minister is expected to meet the Western Railway, Central Railway and Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation officials on October 4 along with the Urban Development Department to chalk out plans for the two elevated projects. The plans for the corridors have been drawn and redrawn for more than 6-7 years now until this route was frozen.

The estimated cost of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train is Rs 216 crore per km, while that of the Bandra-Virar elevated corridor is Rs 464 crore per km. Also, the cost of CSMT-Panvel corridor per km estimated at Rs 302 crore. Read More…

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