Cabinet approves construction of third line between Kharagpur (Nimpur) and Adityapur
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapur in West Singhburn districts of Jharkhand at an estimated cost of Rs.1,312.44 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.1,483.36 crore.
The 132 km long railway line is expected to be completed in four years. Besides facilitating the travel, this line will greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic between these sections.
The third line between Kharagpur (Nimpura) and Adityapur section forms part of the Howrah-Mumbai trunk route. The present utilization is to the tune of 122% and 114% respectively. Over and above the heavy freight traffic, the route has to accommodate 36 pairs of coaching trains including high-speed trains like Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express. It is estimated that about 57.21 additional freight trains per day each way will move over the project section in the 6th year of the project. Therefore, with capacity enhancement of the route by constructing 3rd line will ease the traffic bottlenecks and will bring more revenue to Indian Railways.