Govt. set to accelerate Angul-Duburi railway line project under PM GatiShakti

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | July 10, 2024 IST

Govt. set to accelerate Angul-Duburi railway line project under PM GatiShakti

New Delhi, July 10: The Centre’s high-level Network Planning Group (NPG) under the PM GatiShakti is all set to accelerate Angul-Duburi railway line project.

It was revealed after the NGP made its efficient roadmap today, to connect coal blocks with suitable railway networks in the MCRL Corridors of the state.

Official sources said, the Budhapank – Duburi New Railway Line (MCRL Outer Corridor) involves an investment of Rs 3,478 crores will be executed as soon as possible.

The 106 km railway line will support efficient coal evacuation from the Mahanadi River Basin. 

Similarly, the Balaram – Tentuloi new Railway Line (MCRL Phase II) greenfield project involves the construction of a 49.58 km rail line at an estimated cost of Rs 1,404 crore in Angul district to provide vital first-mile rail connectivity for 11 coal blocks. 

It aims to reduce logistics costs for industries and generate employment, thus contributing to regional development.

Apart from it, the proposed alignment to facilitate the transportation of coal from Talcher Coal Fields, providing first-mile rail connectivity to 21 coal blocks will be also taken up as a fast- track venture. 

It will help reducing the average distance to rail head from 43 km to 4.2 km enhancing logistical efficiency and reducing costs for core industries like iron and steel across the state.

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