Green light for 3 railway projects

Rail lines to boost rail connectivity in U.P., Assam
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved three new railway projects, with a combined investment of over Rs. 6,000 crore, giving a boost to rail connectivity in Uttar Pradesh and Assam. The three projects — an 81.17 km new railway line between Sahjanwa and Dohrighat (U.P.), doubling of 142.97 km New Bongaigaon-Agthori line (Assam) and construction of a 150-km-long third railway line between Allahabad and Mughalsarai— are expected to generate a total direct employment of 89.79 lakh man-days during the construction period. The Centre said the new line connecting Dohrighat to Sahjanwa is expected to generate an employment of 19.48 lakh man-days and would be completed by 2023-24 by the Construction Organization of North Eastern Railway. The project is expected to help “cope up with the future traffic and remove capacity constraints,” the government said.

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