12-km-long elevated railway corridor to be set up in Guwahati under Smart City Project

Posted on:15 Nov 2016 09:30:49

12-km-long elevated railway corridor to be set up in Guwahati under Smart City Project
15 November 2016 Current Affairs GK: The Centre has announced an investment of over Rs 5,000 crore to construct a 12-km-long elevated railway corridor inside Guwahati, contributing to the smart city project. 

The Indian Railways will form a joint venture in the form of a special purpose vehicle with the state government to implement the project. 

In the next 15 days, DPR will be prepared. The exact shareholding between the two partners will be known later. We will start the work in the next few months .

There will be seven platforms in the 12 km stretch and the terminals will be developed for commercial purposes as well .

The three stations in Kamakhya, Guwahati and New Guwahati will be connected to metro line, which is coming up in the city. The entire project is meant to contribute to the smart city project .

There will be four elevated tracks with 12 level crossings and it will take just 15 minutes to cross the stretch.The three projects are -- doubling of tracks in New Bongaigaon-Kamakhya section via Goalpara, Digaru-Hojai line and electrification of Jalpaiguri-Guwahati route. 

These three projects will entail a cumulative investment of Rs 3,758.83 crore and will be completed by 2021. 

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