Centre approves new railway projects for Assam, Nagaland

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New Delhi: The cabinet committee on economic affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved six projects for ministry of railways which include including two multi-tracking projects in Assam and Nagaland worth Rs 3 crore.

While the 7,000 km Agthori-Kamakhya rail-cum-road bridge will entail an investment of Rs 1.6 crore, the 140 km Lumding-Furkating in Assam and Nagaland will be constructed at an estimated Rs 2.3 crore.

"The multi-tracking proposals will ease operations and reduce congestion, providing the much-required infrastructural development on the busiest sections across Indian railways", the government stated in a release.

The six projects across Rajasthan, Assam, Telangana, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, and Nagaland will increase the existing railway network oy 1020km and will employ about 3 crore man-days, the government estimates.

These projects are the result of PM-Gati Shakti National Master Plan for multi-model connectivity.

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