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Cabinet approves new electrified line

Cabinet approves new electrified line

In order to improve connectivity among villages by railways and to reduce distance between some stations, Indian Railways proposed to construct new railway line with electrification.

Yesterday, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Indian Prime Minister approved the construction of a new electrified railway line between Budni and Indore.

The project cost is estimated to be ₹3261.82 crore. This new railway line is intended to reduce the distance between Jabalpur and Indore by 68 kilometres.

In addition to that, it will create direct employment during the project. It is estimated provide work for about 49.32 lakh man-days.

Moreover, the travel time between Indore and Mumbai will be reduced. Besides, it provides connectivity to various villages and towns that are not connected so far by the railways. These include Nasrullaganj, Khategaon and Kannod.

Thus basic infrastructure support is provided which thereby provides industrial development.

As per the official press release, the main purpose is to develop backward areas as well reduce the travel time between Indore and Jabalpur, and also between Indore and Mumbai.

The current route which goes via Bhopal is 68km more. In addition to that, it generates employment opportunities for several days to many people.

Thus, it provides better transport facilities as well as employment facilities.

The approved line will provide a direct link from Budni to Indore. It bypasses the Bhopal-Itarsi route which is congested from Budni to Berkheda.

It is also proposed to construct 10 new crossing stations and 7 new halt stations along the route for public convenience and safety.

The new line will also benefit the defence forces. They have three leading institutes in Indore. The basic infrastructure is expected to support industrial development so that the surrounding areas have large socio-economic results.

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