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Tenders: Rs.1,866.31 crore Narayangarh-Bhadrak rail line approved

Deadline: project completion by 2023-24


Deadline: project completion by 2023-24




The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the 3rd line between Narayangarh (West Bengal) and Bhadrak (Odisha) (155-km) on South Eastern Railway.

The Rs.1,866.31 crore project of 155 km rail rouite will be completed by 2023-24.

The Narayangarh and Bhadrak section 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.

Therefore, the 3rd line will help in easier movement of coal. This will help steel plants, power plants as well as the export industry, which will boost the economies of Odisha and West Bengal, and entire East India.

Narayangarh–Bhadrak section forms a part of the Howrah-Chennai trunk route. The present utilization (with maintenance block) of the section between is at 138% as per Line Capacity Statement 2014-15.

Over and above the heavy freight traffic, the route has to accommodate 47 pairs of coaching trains including high-speed trains like Bhubaneswar Rajdhani, Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto, Howrah-Puri Duronto, Sealdah-Puri Duronto and Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express.

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