Indian Cabinet Spproves new Mau-Tarighat Railway Line
India’s cabinet committee on economic affairs has approved the construction of a new 51km broad-gauge line that will connect Mau in Uttar Pradesh and Tarighat in Bihar.
The proposed railway line will be built at a cost of around INR17.65bn ($261.6m) and the completion cost is expected to be INR21.09bn ($312.5m) with 5% escalation every year.
The line will provide an alternative and shorter route to the area, serving trains running between Howrah in West Bengal and New Delhi.
Construction will not only provide a connection to Allahabad-Patna double-line electrified section, but also decongest the Allahabad-Mugalsarai-Patna route particularly around Mugalsarai yard, the committee said.
The project is anticipated to be completed over the next six years during twelth and thirteenth plan period.
According to a statement posted by the Union Cabinet Committee, the new line will provide an alternative route that connects Northern and East Central via North Eastern Railway.
In a separate development, the Union Cabinet also approved the proposal to extend metro rail line from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The proposed 9.05km-long line will see an investment of around INR37.7bn ($558.6m).