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Railways eyes Rs 94k cr coal connecting projects as part of Energy Corridor

National transporter targets FY24 to close critical project pipeline

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The plan also includes new railway lines from ports to coal mines and between different ports as well

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
The Ministry of Railways, as part of its ambitious energy corridor programme, is likely to sanction 107 coal-connectivity projects worth Rs 94,153 crore soon, multiple senior officials working on the plan told Business Standard.

The projects await the final nod of the Railway Board, and will kick-start the second phase of the Rs 2-trillion master plan.

These projects, primarily based in coal-rich states in East and South East India, will span a distance of 5,165 kilometres (km), focusing primarily on the establishment of new lines, gauge conversion for broader tracks, and network electrification for seamless movement of freight trains.

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First Published: Nov 23 2022 | 9:40 PM IST

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