Work on the 103-kilometre Kolhapur-Vaibhavwadi section of Konkan Railway will begin soon, a line which would link the coastal region of Maharashtra with the western area of the state and help development of ports and harbours, the commerce ministry today said.
This decision regarding this was taken at a review meeting of Konkan Railway chaired by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu here yesterday.
In the meeting, Prabhu stated that the construction of this line will facilitate movement of petroleum from the world’s largest integrated refinery and petrochemical complexes being built near Vaibhavwadi in Ratnagiri district.
The ministry said that the USD 40-billion mega refinery is being built by IOC, BPCL and HPCL; and is expected to be commissioned by 2022 Read More
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