Cabinet Approves Doubling of Daund-Manmad Railway Line

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for doubling of Daund-Manmad railway lineat an estimated cost of Rs.2,081.27 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2330.51 crore. The 247.5 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years.
Doubling of the line will greatly ease the ever increasing passenger and freight traffic on Daund-Manmad route thereby increasing the revenue of Railways. Besides travelling people, industries in and around Daund-Manmad route will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirements. The districts of Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik in Maharashtra will be benefited by this project.
The doubling of Bhigwan-Mohol, Hotgi-Gulbarga on Mumbai-Chennai main route is in progress. Similarly work of new line between Lonand-Phaltan-Baramati is in progress which will connect Pune-Lonand section with CSTM-Chennai route at Daund. Once these works are completed, there will be tremendous increase in traffic over the Daund-Manmad section and existing single line will not be in a position to deal with the increased traffic.

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