New broad gauge line between Mau, Tarighat Terminal stations gets Cabinet nod

New broad gauge line between Mau, Tarighat Terminal stations gets Cabinet nod

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-06-01 19:57 New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee onEconomic Affairs, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today gave approval for a new broad gauge line of length 51 kilometers between MauStation of North Eastern Railway and Tarighat Terminal station of East Central Railway. The estimated cost of this project is Rs. 1,765.92 crore and the expected completion cost is Rs. 2,109.07 crore with five percent of escalation per annum. The project is likely to be completed in the next six years during the 12th and 13th Plan period. This project will provide alternative, shorter convenient and create better transport infrastructure to the area separated by river Ganga so as to remove the transport difficulties in the area and boost socio-economic development. The catchment area of project line will serve a passenger requirement and facilitate the people of the area for travelling to different parts of the country. In addition, this new line will provide an alternative route connecting of Northern and East Central railway via NE Railway. This project line has huge potential in enhancing railway traffic and it also gives opportunity to develop this area by providing more efficient transportation system. The new line, which crosses river Ganges at the downstream of existing road bridge for NH 97, is located almost parallel to it and joins the existing BG line from Tarighat to Dildar Nagar. This line will be alternative route for trains passing from Howrah to New Delhi. The construction of this new line will provide a link to Allahabad-Patna double line electrified section. It will also decongest the Allahabad-Mugalsarai-Patna route particularly around Mugalsarai yard. (ANI)