The Government in August 2019, has sanctioned two works for raising of speed to 160 kmph on existing New Delhi- Mumbai (including Vadodara-Ahmedabad), and New Delhi-Howrah (including Kanpur–Lucknow), routes at a cost of Rs. 6806 crores and Rs. 6685 crores respectively.
Site survey including feasibility study of these two projects are completed and detailed estimate, based on actual requirement at site, are under sanction.
These two works are targeted for completion in four years subject to availability of fund and statutory clearances.
This press release is based on information given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 13 MAR 2020.
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