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Government Pushing Delayed Rail Freight Corridor Project, As Deadline Nears

Government Pushing Delayed Rail Freight Corridor Project, As Deadline Nears

Government is eager to expedite the devoted rail freight hall mission

Concerned in regards to the incessant delays and price escalations in its formidable Dedicated Rail Freight Corridor mission, the federal government has sought an inventory of all elements of the mission which have been delayed as a consequence of varied orders given by judiciary in addition to the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

The urgency on a part of the Centre has come because the commissioning goal for the mission, which is scheduled for June 2022 is lower than a yr away.

In a lately held overview assembly of the a lot delayed mission, which was chaired by the Prime Minister himself, governments of Maharashtra and Gujarat have been requested to finish land acquisition course of, aid and rehabilitation work in addition to building of highway over bridges as quickly as potential.

The mission, which was envisioned by the erstwhile UPA regime 15 years again, kickstarted building solely in 2014. It entails separate corridors for motion of freight trains solely.

The freight hall mission mainly consists of two alignments, one is the 1,875 km lengthy jap devoted freight hall which can join Ludhiana in Punjab with Dankuni in West Bengal. The different alignment is the 1,506 km lengthy western freight hall, which can join Dadri in Uttar Pradesh with Mumbai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.

The whole value of the mission is Rs 95,238 crore and is being funded by the World Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency generally known as JICA.

During the assembly, Mr Narendra Modi is learnt to have requested Maharashtra authorities to amass and hand over round 0.27 hectares of personal land by October 15, 2021 and even requested it prioritise the mission and full all of the given work on time.

According to extremely positioned sources, Gujarat authorities was requested to finish one highway over bridge by September 30, 2021 and 14 different bridges by December 2021 by the Prime Minister.

Meanwhile the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL), which is implementing the mission, in a progress report back to the Ministry of Railways, has mentioned that its monetary progress is 71 per cent until May 2021. All contracts for each the jap and western corridors price Rs 56,952 crore have been awarded whereas contractual progress until May 2021 is Rs 40,477 crore (71 per cent).

Only 311 main bridges out of the entire 540 bridges, have solely been constructed until May 2021, which implies solely 58 per cent of them have been accomplished.

Also, simply 93 out of the entire 302 highway over bridges have been accomplished on each the stretches. Progress on building of highway underneath bridges although is barely higher as 1,105 out of the 1,582 of them have been constructed until May 2021.

Most considerably although, through the present fiscal solely 131 km of tracks have been laid underneath the mission.

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