DW BUREAU / CHANDIGARH
Decks have been cleared for the construction of two new rail lines in Haryana, Karnal-Yamunanagar (61 kms) and Jind-Hansi (50 kms) as the Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HRIDC), a joint venture of Ministry of Railways and Haryana Government has completed detailed survey and Detailed Project Report (DPR) of these two rail line projects.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that with the construction of these two new rail lines, the long-standing demand of the people would be fulfilled.
He said that after the approval of the State Government, the DPRs of both these projects have been submitted to Ministry of Railways. The cost of these projects would be shared between the State Government and Ministry of Railways. The estimated cost of these two rail line projects is Rs 1173 crore and Rs 923 crore respectively.
He said that the proposed Karnal-Yamunanagar new line would join existing Bhaini-Khurd station on Delhi-Ambala Railway line and existing Jagadhari workshop station on Ambala-Saharanpur Railway line. There would be 5 new railways stations on this line namely Rambha, Indri, Ladwa, Radaur and Damla. He said that the construction of this line would provide direct and fast connectivity between these two industrial cities of Karnal and Yamunanagar as the travel distance would be reduced by 50 kms. Besides, it would also provide direct connectivity to the holy city of Haridwar which was a long pending demand of this area. The proposed rail line would also facilitate faster economic growth of industrial and agricultural sector in the region, he added.
The spokesman said that the proposed Jind-Hansi new line would join existing Jind Station on Delhi-Bathinda Railway line and existing Hansi Station on Rewari-Hisar Railway line. There would be 6 new stations on this line namely Intel Kalan, Rajpura, Narnaud, Madha, Kherigagan and Sheikhpura. He said that the construction of this line would provide direct and fast connectivity between Jind and Hisar as travel distance would be reduced to about 50 kms. Apart from this, it would also help in faster transportation of agriculture produce and fertilizers in this rural belt.