With the South East Central Railway (SECR) closing the 116 km Nagpur-Nagbhid railroad track route, decks are cleared for its conversion into railroad track. The project was proclaimed in 2013-14. “The much-awaited work on gauge conversion can begin in Dec,” said Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, decision-maker of Maharashtra Railway Infrastructure Development Corporation (MRIDC), the executive agency. Of the over 650 km railroad track network underneath the Nagpur division of SECR, the 116 km Nagpur-Nagbhid was the sole last stretch remaining to be upgraded. SECR officers the same with MRIDC launching ad Dec, the complete section is closed for traffic from Nov twenty-five. Currently, a combination of 4 railroad track trains operate during this sector with packed capability. Jaiswal same the railroad track work is targeted to be completed in twenty-one months once it’ll be thrown open for traffic with higher facilities. The Rs 1,400 crore Nagpur-Nagbhid railroad track project could be a venture between Indian Railways and Maharashtra government during which the railways and state can share Rs 280 crore every whereas Rs 840 crore could be a loan. Once the project was proclaimed, its value was Rs four hundred crore. Jaiswal said, “All the clearances are taken and styles are prepared. We tend to conjointly commit to connect the road to coal mines in Umred. The road is another to traveler trains yet as direct link to north and south freight trains.” The railroad track project is largely to ease transportation of coal to power plants within the region. Once completion, it’s expected to avoid wasting Rs 152 crore of Mahagenco annually thanks to reduction in transport distance of coal to the company’s power plants in Koradi and Khaparkheda from mines in Chandrapur district. “Now, we are going to ought to pay through the nose to non-public bus operators. MSRTC fares to have inflated,” said Haribhau Bagde, a resident of Bhiwapur.
April 13, 2022