Indore-Manmad Rail Project
Indore : Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday instructed railway officials to finalise the detailed project report (DPR) of 339-km long Indore-Manmad new railway line project at the earliest.
Prabhu, who was in Dulia to inaugurate a few other railway projects, reviewed the progress of the ambitious new rail line project.
Apart from that he also held a close-door meeting with Dhulia collector and other high ranking officials of the railways at the collector’s office. The officials informed him that DPR will soon be completed, as field work has already been completed and officials are just doing the analysis of facts and figures collected during the Final Location Survey (FLS).
Chief of Indore-Manmad Rail Line Struggle Committee, Manoj Marathe, who was also in Dhulia, informed that Prabhu instructed the officials to finish the DPR, so that it can be rolled-out as soon as possible.
Minister of state for defence and local MP, Dr Subhash Bhamre and two other ministers of the Mahashastra were also present on the occasion.
Notably, Union minister of surface transport, highways and shipping, Nitin Gadkari has announced on Wednesday that Indian Port Rail Corporation Ltd (IPRCL), which is executing projects worth Rs 1 lakh crore, will build Indore-Manmad rail corridor for shipments of containers from Indore to JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust).
IPRCL is a first-of-its-kind joint venture company (JVC), between the major ports under the ministry of shipping, and Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL).
The project is aimed at cutting down Indore-Mumbai distance by 200 km and would offer a corridor for dispatching export containers from Indore region directly to JNPT. The minister said that 50 per cent of the about Rs 4,000 crore project would be funded by the Railways while the remaining will be offered by JNPT.