Published On : Fri, Apr 14th, 2017

Rs 638 cr Nagpur-Wardha 4th rail line sanctioned

Nagpur: Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu has sanctioned the fourth line project between Wardha-Nagpur (78.87 Km) on 12.04.2017 after clearance from NITI Aayog at a cost of Rs. 638 crores.

Wardha-Nagpur section is common to high density diagonals i.e. North-South and East-West. With construction of this line flow of passenger and goods traffic will be smooth. It also includes electrification. There will be total 147 bridges (2 important, 12 major and 133 minor bridges), 8 RoBs and 4 RuBs in the section.

At present Wardha- Nagpur section is a double line section of Nagpur division of Central Railway. This section is one of the most busy and important section in Central Railway, as this section caters the traffic of 2 important Trunk routes viz. Chennai –Delhi (North- South)Grant trunk route & Mumbai –Kolkata (East-West) trunk route. Work of Construction of 3rd line on this section is already sanctioned and work is in progress.

Apart from the traffic of both the trunk routes, many private siding/PFT proposals are in advance stage which will also contribute additional traffic on the section. Now after construction of 4th line there will be uninterrupted & speedy movement of trains.