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Railways propose to complete 9 new lines

Railways propose to complete 225 kms of 9 new lines in 2003-04, Nitish Kumar said presenting the Railway Budget in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

india Updated: Feb 26, 2003 13:07 IST

Railways propose to complete 225 kms of 9 new lines in 2003-04, Railway Minister Nitish Kumar said presenting the Railway budget in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

The lines to be completed in the next fiscal are Panvel-Karjat, Sasaram-Nokha of Ara-Sasaram, Kakdweep-Namkhana of Lakshmikantapur-Namkhana, Bajalta-Udhampur, Una-Chararu Takrala, Kakinada-Kotipalli, Mahendralalnagar-Amta of Howrah, Hassan-Bangalore and Tilaiya-Jagdishpur.

The nine gauge conversion projects are New Jalpaiguri-New Bongaiongaon, Bandikui-Bharatpur-Agra, Jasai-Munabao of Luni-Munabao, Kabakaputtur-Mangalore, Villupuram-Pondicherry, Rajapaliyam-Quilon-Tiruchundur and Virudnagar-Tenkasi, Vadalur-Cuddalore of Salem, Thanjavur-Kumbakonam-Villupuram, Gondia-Balaghat of Jabalpur, Junagarh-Veraval with extension to Somnath and Dhola-Bhavnagar.

Further doubling of Raichur-Guntakal, Cuttack-Barang, Khurda-Barang third line and Aligarh-Ghaziabad third line have also been included to strengthen Golden Quadrilateral.

The completion of these works is expected to ease the traffic flow and create additional capacity on some of the saturated sections.

First Published: Feb 26, 2003 12:58 IST