The Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh) – Nagpur (Maharashtra) third line (228 km) is going on in full swing with 144 km line already commissioned. It will boost transportation capacity for mines, coal fields, and power plants in the region.
- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for the construction of the third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna) in Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh and Gondia, Bhandara and Nagpur districts in Maharashtra at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,908.51 Crores and expected completion cost of Rs. 2,193.53 Crores.
- The 228.3 km long railway line, besides facilitating the travel, various industries, mines, coal fields and power plants will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirement. Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh and Gondia, Bhandara and Nagpur districts of Maharashtra will be major beneficiaries.
Rajnandgaon-Kalumna line forms a part of Howrah-Mumbai trunk route serving freight and passenger traffic from Eastern and Southern regions to Northern and Western regions and vice versa over the country.
There have been demands on account of accelerated industrial and mining developments in the region and coal traffic from IB valley, Korba area and East Corridor which would be channelized by the third line through this route to their respective destinations.
Source: PIB- Press Release | Images Credit (representational): MoR