North Central Railway
No. PR/07/2019Press Release Date: 17.07.2019
Boost to Railway Connectivity between Allahabad and Mughalsarai
Cabinet approves the construction of 150 km long 3rd railway line between Allahabad - Mughalsarai (now Pt. DeenDayal Upadhyaya Jn.)
Project will help cope up with the future traffic and for removing capacity constraints
Project will enhance capacity and ease traffic congestion at Chheoki, Naini
Project will generate direct employment during construction for about 36 lakh man days
The total estimated cost of this project is Rs. 2649.44 crore & will be completed by 2023-24
Posted on: 17 JUL 2019 4:21PM by PIB Delhi
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval to construct a 3rd railway line between Allahabad - Mughalsarai (now Pt. DeenDayal Upadhyaya Jn.) (Length 150 km) with an estimated cost of Rs. 2649.44 crore. The project will be completed by 2023-24 and will be executed by Construction Organization of North Central.
The project will help cope up with the future traffic and remove capacity constraints. At present number of passenger and goods trains in this section are far more than its capacity, resulting in heavy detention to trains. This project will enhance capacity, reduce detention and cater for future growth of traffic. Construction of approved third Line between Allahabad and Mughalsarai will also ease traffic congestion at Chheoki, Naini and improve the punctuality of goods and passenger trains on vital route connecting National capital.
This project will also generate direct employment during construction for about 36 lakh mandays.