New 125km broad gauge railway line from Rishikesh to Karnaprayag


New 125km broad gauge railway line from Rishikesh to Karnaprayag

In addition to facilitating train travel for pilgrims, the large-scale railway line is expected to play an important role in the country's development.

A large batch of Indian Railways in Uttarakhand! The Indian Railways Company is developing a new broad railway line in the northern state of Uttarakhand. In an effort to make train travel comfortable and suitable for pilgrims, a new large-scale rail line is being installed from Yoga Nagri Rishikesh to Carnaprag in Uttarakhand. In addition to facilitating train travel for pilgrims, the large-scale railway line is expected to play an important role in the country's development. According to Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal, this large-scale railway will boost tourism and trade and provide connection to the Indian railways between five provinces in the state.

According to details shared by the Ministry of Railways, with this new railway line, worshipers will be able to travel easily to all the shrines located throughout the region. The railway will also link to the new shopping center. The 125-km railway will pass through several prominent sites, linking Devberg, Srinagar, Rudraprayag, Guchar, Karnberg, Dehradun, Tehri Jarwal, Puri Jarwalwal, Rudraprayag and Shamuli.

The large-scale railway project will include 12 new railway stations, 17 tunnels and 16 bridges. Rs. 16216 crore will likely be spent on this railway. According to the Ministry of Railways, the next broad railway will be completed in Uttarakhand in December 2024.

Earlier this year, the Minister of Railways stated in a written response to a question in Rajya Sapha that his ministry plans to electrify the wide metering methods of the Indian rail network by December 2023. The goal of electrifying large Indian railways is 6000 km from the road in 2019- 20, 6000 km from the road in 2020-21, 6000 km from the road in 2021-22, 6.500 km from the road in 2022-23, 4310 km from the road in 2023-24 (until December 2023). Therefore, the national carrier aims to electrify 28,810 km of roads in total.

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