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Jul 17, 2019

Doubling of railway line approved between New Bongaigaon & Agthori via Rangiya in Assam

CCEA has given its approval to the doubling of 142.97 km long railway line between New Bongaigaon and Agthori via Rangiya in Assam.

The total estimated cost of the project is around 2042 crore rupees and will be completed by 2022-23. It will generate direct employment during construction for about 34.31 lakh man days. It will traverse through Bongaigaon, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari and Kamrup districts of the state.

The CCEA has also given its approval for construction of a 81 kilometer long new railway line between Sahjanwa and Dohrighat in Uttar Pradesh at an estimated cost of around 1319 crore rupees.

The project will be completed by 2023-24. The proposed project will help in growth of small-scale industries in the area. This project will also generate direct employment during construction for about 19.48 lakh mandays.

The CCEA has also given its approval for construction of 150 km long third railway line between Allahabad - Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction, previously known as Mughalsarai junction in Uttar Pradesh. The project will be built at an estimated cost of 2649 crore rupees and will be completed by 2023-24. 

The project will help cope up with the future traffic and remove capacity constraints. It will enhance capacity and ease traffic congestion at Chheoki, Naini and improve the punctuality of goods and passenger trains on vital route connecting the National capital. The project will generate direct employment during construction for about 36 lakh mandays.

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