Cabinet approves construction of third line between Mathura and Jhansi
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Mathura and Jhansi at an estimated cost of Rs.3,677.76 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.4,377.13 crore.
The 273.80 km long railway line is expected to be completed in six years.
Besides facilitating the travel, goods trains passing through this section will get adequate capacity for smooth running. Mathura, Agra, Jhansi districts of Uttar Pradesh, Datiya, Gwalior, Morena districts of Madhya Pradesh and Dholpur district of Rajasthan will be covered by this line.
Mathura-Jhansi section is a BG double line on New Delhi-Mumbai CST route. This project will enhance capacity, reduce detention and cater for future growth of traffic. At present, number of passenger and goods train in this section are far more than its capacity, resulting in heavy detention to trains.