Indian Railways new projects for Uttar Pradesh, Assam to create jobs, help ease growing traffic
The CCEA approved the construction of the New Bongaigaon and Agthori via Rangiya doubling, 142.97 km, of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam with an estimated cost of Rs 2042.51 crore.
The Indian Railways train connectivity project approved for Uttar Pradesh and Assam on Wednesday by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will not only generate direct employment during construction stage, but will also ease the growing traffic in North East region. The official statement said, "The project will ease the growing through traffic into the North East region. This project will also generate direct employment during construction for about 34.31 lakh mandays."
Notably, the CCEA approved the construction of the New Bongaigaon and Agthori via Rangiya doubling, 142.97 km, of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam with an estimated cost of Rs 2042.51 crore. The project will be executed by Construction Organization of Northeast Frontier Railway by 2022-23.
According to the statement, the line capacity utilization of the section between New Bongaigaon and Agthori via Rangiya is more than 100%. Traffic on this section will further increase as Rangiya-Murkongselek Broad Gauge line has already been commissioned in 2015-16 and Bogibeel Bridge new line has been commissioned recently.
Meanwhile, the other rail project approved for construction of a 3rd railway line between Allahabad and Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction covering length of 150 km will also generate direct employment during construction for about 36 lakh mandays.
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With an estimated cost of Rs 2649.44 crore, the project will also help cope up with the future traffic and remove capacity constraints. Currently, number of passenger and goods trains in this section are far more than its capacity, resulting in heavy detention to trains. This project will enhance capacity, reduce detention and cater for future growth of traffic.