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Tori-Balumath railway line to be inaugurated tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The long-pending Tori-railway line, a crucial project for from mines in to power plants, will be inaugurated tomorrow, the Railways ministry said today.

of State for Railways will inaugurate the railway line through video-conferencing and a train would also be flagged off on the newly-constructed section, the ministry said in a statement here.

The 19.3-km Tori-railway line in is part of the 44-km Tori-Shivpur section and work on the project had started in August 2000, with an initial completion date in 2006.

The line was completed at a cost of Rs 1,063 crore.

The statement said the railway line will facilitate of coal from Central Coalfields Limited's Magadh, Amrapali, Chandragupta and Sanghamitra open cast mines.

The project is being funded by the coal major and implemented by the Eastern Railway, it said.

The railways earns a revenue of Rs 100 crore for every 1 MT of coal transported to about 500 km.

Even if 100 MT is to be transported by Tori-Shivpur, this railway line will generate a revenue of about Rs 10,000 crore per annum (for an average lead of 500 km), the statement said.

This railway line will significantly reduce air pollution and carbon foot print and will promote of coal.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:55 IST