The BJP government’s decision on Monday to go ahead with the work of upgrading Akola-Khandwa railway line passing through Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) without seeking forest clearance has once again kicked up a row.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said that Odisha’s Khurda-Balangir railway line is an important railway project and is expected to be completed in two years.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved 130 Km long Jeypore-Malkangiri New Line project at a completion cost of Rs. 2676.11 crore and is likely to be completed by 2021-22.
Tourists visiting the state of Rajasthan will now have yet another train to witness the flora and fauna of the state. A dedicated train for viewing the Sambhar Lake is being planned in the state.
After remaining non-functional for the last three years the Janakpur-Jayanagar Railway line Connecting Nepal and India is expected to become functional by 2018.
Cabinet approves construction of doubling of railway line with electrification between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli
Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli is an important trunk route serving Southern end of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The section is heavily passenger oriented which also serve the goods traffic from nearby ports.
Considering the increase in future demand in the southern end of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the Centre on Wednesday approved a Rs 1000 crore project for doubling the railway line capacity between Vanchi-Maniyachchi- Nagercoil via Tirunelveli.
Union coal secretary Susheel Kumar dedicated the much-awaited Piparwar- McCluskieganj railway project to the nation by flagging off a goods train at Rajdhar siding in Piparwar district of Jharkhand, a Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) press release said.