Bhadrak-Narayangarh 3rd railway line gets Cabinet nod
Bhubaneswar: The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs on Thursday approved the construction of 155 km third railway line between Narayangarh in West Bengal and Bhadrak in Odisha.
The capacity utilisation on Narayangarh and Bhadrak section is 138%. The third line will help reduce this congestion on the route.
The new line will also help generate additional optimum capacity to cope with the existing as well as additional traffic, sources said.
The total estimated cost of this project is Rs 1,866.31 crore and is expected to be completed by 2023-24.
This project is likely to generate‘direct employment for about 37.2 lakh mandays, sources added.
The busy section between Narayangarh and Bhadrak is mainly used for the movement of coking coal to steel plants as well as the movement of export ore from the areas of Chakradharpur to several ports.