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CCEA approves new rail tracks in Maharashtra, UP, AP

PM Modi, cleared construction of an electrified third line between Manmad and Jalgaon in Maharashtra

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

CCEA approves new rail tracks in Maharashtra, UP, AP

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the laying of rail tracks in Maharashtra, and to decongest busy routes.

The CCEA, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, cleared the construction of an electrified third line between Manmad and Jalgaon in Maharashtra.


The construction of the 160-km line at an estimated cost of Rs 1,035.16 crore is likely to be completed in the next five years.

The third-line between Manmad and Jalgaon is meant to ease traffic congestion in the busy Delhi-and Delhi- sections.

The also approved the construction of double lines with electrification between Phephana and Indara and Mau and Shahganj, totalling 150 km, in

The estimated cost of the project will be Rs 1,028.95 crore. The project is likely to be completed in next five years.

The doubling of these lines will remove the pressure on the congested North route by providing an alternative route.

The also cleared the construction of a double-line with electrification between Guntur and Guntakal in

The total length of the line will be 401.47 km. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 3,631 crore which will be funded through 50:50 cost-sharing by the state government and the railway ministry.

The project is likely to be completed in five years.

The project fulfils the commitment given in the Bifurcation Act regarding the increased rail connectivity to Amravati, the capital of

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