Indian Railways Set for Significant Boost as NPG Approves Three Major Railway Projects Under PM Gati Shakti initiative

Indian Railways to Benefit with Three Key Projects Including Elevated Track and River Bridge

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): NPG ( Network Planning Group), which is under PM Gati Shakti initiative, has given approval to six major projects related to Railways, renewable energy and roads as per the official announcement made on Wednesday.

Among six projects, the Ministry of Railways has proposed three projects which consist of building an elevated railway track for Kanpur Anwarganj – Mandhana, constructing a rail bridge across the river Ganga to connect Vikramshila – Katareah railway station with a new railway line, and doubling the Ajmer – Chittaurgarh railway line that spans 178.28 km.

According to Ministry of Commerce and Industry( MoCI), the first project aims to boost the capacity utilization of railway lines and enhance city logistics in the region, with a specific focus on the city. The second project proposed by the Indian Railways is considered a crucial infrastructure project as it will facilitate the smooth movement of freight after its completion. The project will establish connectivity to vital economic nodes, enable transportation of food grains, and facilitate the movement of cement to the north Bihar and northeast regions. The third project involves the doubling of the Ajmer – Chittorgarh railway line, which spans 178.28 km and primarily caters to the industrial and tribal regions of Rajasthan, specifically the districts of Ajmer, Chittorgarh and Bhilwara. The project area encompasses several religious, tourist, and historical places such as Pushkar, Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Udaipur and Pushkar.

Overall, these projects will give a major push to the infrastructure in the country. It will enhance multimodal connectivity, facilitate smooth transportation of goods and passengers, and improve logistics efficiency throughout the country, as stated by MoCI.

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