Railway travelers in Nagpur will need to exercise patience as the Central Railway sets its sights on completing the third and fourth railway lines between Nagpur-Sewagram-Balharshah by December 2025. General Manager Ram Karan Yadav, in a media briefing on Friday, outlined the timeline for these crucial developments, shedding light on the impact they will have on easing congestion and facilitating smoother travel.
Expansion Plans and Completion Targets
When can travelers expect the completion of the third and fourth lines?
Yadav targets completing the third and fourth railway lines between Nagpur-Sewagram-Balharshah by December 2025. Recognizing the urgency due to increased passenger and freight traffic causing congestion, these additional lines are vital for enhancing capacity and accommodating new trains.
What is the status of the Nagpur-Itarsi lines?
Yadav highlighted that they anticipate completing the third and fourth lines between Nagpur and Itarsi by 2027, in order to highlight the broader network. The strategic completion of these lines will contribute significantly to easing travel, reducing congestion, and facilitating the introduction of new train services.
What developments do experts expect in Nagpur and Ajni railway stations?
Yadav shared that the redevelopment of Nagpur and Ajni railway stations is on track, with an anticipated completion date of December 2026. The Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA) is overseeing the redevelopment projects, aiming to enhance passenger amenities, improve infrastructure, and streamline operational efficiency.
What are the challenges regarding new trains to Pune?
Responding to the demand for new trains to Pune, Yadav acknowledged awareness but highlighted hurdles at the Pune end. Once these obstacles are addressed, the railway is poised to expedite the introduction of new trains.
The railway will expedite the introduction of new trains once it addresses these obstacles.
The completion of interlocking works at 28 stations is a positive step toward achieving this goal.
Metro Project and Passenger Safety
What is the status of the broad-gauge metro project?
Yadav addressed the broad-gauge metro project, signifying it as a policy matter. A decision on its progress and implementation will be made by the Ministry of Railways, emphasizing the significance of policy considerations in shaping the future of railway projects. The Ministry of Railways will decide on the progress and implementation of it, emphasizing the significance of policy considerations in shaping the future of railway projects. The Ministry of Railways will decide on the progress and implementation, emphasizing the significance of policy considerations in shaping the future of railway projects.
How is passenger safety being prioritized?
The Ministry of Railways will decide on the progress and implementation, emphasizing the significance of policy considerations in shaping the future of railway projects. How is the Ministry prioritizing passenger safety?
Considering passengers’ safety, Yadav highlighted plans to expand the ambit of the Kavach scheme, focusing on enhancing security measures. The implementation of CCTV cameras across railway stations is part of this initiative, reinforcing the commitment to ensuring a secure travel environment.
the Central Railway’s vision for the future of railway travel in Nagpur involves crucial infrastructure upgrades, line expansions, and station redevelopments. As travelers anticipate a more efficient and seamless experience, the targeted completion dates and ongoing initiatives showcase a commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the region’s growing rail traffic.