Cabinet Approves 3rd Railway Line Between Bhadrak & Narayangarh

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the construction of a third railway line between Bhadrak and Narayangarh in West Bengal, to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1866 crore.

The proposal was approved by the Union Cabinet on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The railway line will be completed by 2023-24.

As per official reports, the construction of the 155 km track will help generate the additional optimum capacity to cope up with the existing as well as additional traffic.

At present, the route between Narayangarh and Bhadrak is mainly used for the transportation of coal to steel plants and the movement of export ore from Chakradharpur to several ports.

Besides, some premium trains like Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express, Puri-Sealdah-Puri Duronto Express, Howrah-Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express and Howrah-Yesvantapur-Howrah Duronto Express also ply on the route.

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