Govt to undertake doubling of ‘Pune-Miraj-Londa’ and ‘Surendranagar-Rajkot’ railway lines
Posted on:26 May 2016 09:47:30
26 May 2016 Current Affairs: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs(CCEA) gave its approval for doubling of Pune-Miraj-Londa railway line project and Surendranagar-Rajkot railway project.
The former project has an estimated cost of Rs. 3,627.47 crore and expected completion cost of Rs. 4,246.84 crore with 5% escalation per annum while the later project has an estimated cost of Rs. 1,002.39 crore with expected completion cost of Rs. 1,137.17 crore with 5% escalation per annum.
The length of the Pune-Miraj-Londa railway line will be 467 km. The completion period of the project will be five years. Besides travelling people, industries in and around Miraj-Londa section will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirements. Doubling of this line will greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic between Pune-Miraj-Londa section thereby increasing the revenue of Railways.
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