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Cabinet approves doubling of Daund-Manmad and Barabanki-

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Cabinet today approved the doubling of the Daund-Manmad and Barabanki-Akbarpur railway lines to ease movement of passengers and goods along these stretches in and

The doubling project will ensure higher speeds, reduce train delays, enhance safety by allowing more time for block maintenance, and provide capacity for any future increase in traffic.


The railway line on Daund-Manmad route is likely to be completed in the next five years. The estimated cost of the project is approximately Rs 2,081.27 crore and completion cost is Rs 2,330.51 crore.

"It will greatly ease passenger and freight traffic and decongest the Daund-Manmad route, which is a critical section for trains from North to South via and for pilgrims going to the famous pilgrimage destinations of and Shani-Shignapur," the Ministry of said in a press statement.

The project will also ease railway congestion in as trains can be diverted to this route. It is expected to benefit Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik districts of

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the 161 km long Barabanki-Akbarpur doubling project at a completion cost of Rs 1,310.23 crore. It too is likely to be completed in the next five years.

The project will cover the districts of Barabanki and Faizabad in and will benefit the entire route from Lucknow to Varanasi via Faizabad, as per the railway ministry.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 21:28 IST
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