Andaman & Nicobar Islands to get first railway route

Posted on:07 Feb 2017 10:02:31
Andaman & Nicobar Islands to get first railway route
07 February 2017 Current Affairs: The Railway Ministry is set to develop the first ever railway line in Andaman and Nicobar Island that currently has no rail network.

The Ministry of Railway is set to approve the project that will construct 240-km broad gauge railway line connecting Port Blair with Diglipur, the largest town on Andaman Island. It will connect the two islands with bridges and stations along the coast.

Currently the Island are connected to each other through a 350-km bus service taking above 14 hours and ship taking over 24 hours. Besides, the island do not have air connectivity.

According to the ministry, the cost of laying the line would be nearly Rs 2,413.68 crore.

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