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Ignored till now, Chhattisgarh's mineral-rich Kabeerdham gets railway boost

Vedanta-controlled Bharat Aluminium Company Limited is the only big group operating in the district at present

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R Krishna Das Raipur
Mineral deposits in Chhattisgarh's Kabeerdham district, which many big players ignored to explore, could now see a new life.  

This will be made possible as the region, endowed with rich mineral deposits, will soon be connected by rail. The state government and the Indian Railways on Monday inked an agreement to develop a rail line from Katghora (from East-West Corridor) in the Korba district to Dongargarh via Mungeli, Kawardha (Kabeerdham) and Khairagarh. 

The foundation stone for the project, which would entail an investment of Rs 59.5 billion, was laid by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Railway Minister Piyush Goel in

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First Published: Sep 24 2018 | 4:56 PM IST

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