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Maharashtra: Cabinet approves doubling of Daund-Manmad within next five years


New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday a Rs 2,330.51-crore project for doubling of the 247.5 long Daund-Manmad railway line in Maharashtra within five years. A railway official said the districts of Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik will benefit from the project.

He said it was felt that doubling of this line was necessary since the existing single line would not be able to deal with the increased traffic once the new line between Lonand and Baramati connected the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Chennai route at Daund and more pressure would come from doubling of Bhigwan-Mohol and Hotgi-Gurba routes on the Mumbai-Chennai main route. The committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi also cleared doubling of the 161-km long Barabanki-Akbarpur by 2022.