Cabinet approves doubling of Rajpura-Bhatinda railway line
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for doubling of Rajpura-Bhatinda railway line at an estimated cost of Rs.1,251.25 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.1,465.59 crore.
The 172.64 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years.
The present utilization of this section is nearly 100 percent. Enhancement of capacity of power plants and planned freight terminals will generate additional freight traffic on this route. The doubling will ease the traffic bottlenecks and will bring more revenue to Indian Railways by capacity enhancement of the route. The districts of Patiala, Sangrur, Barnala and Bathinda would also be benefitted through this project.