Haryana: Khattar approves proposal for new railway lines


17 Dec 2018

Khattar approves proposal for new railway lines in south Haryana

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today approved a proposal for laying of 95 km of railway lines for better connectivity in southern Haryana.

The proposed lines aim to connect Rohtak, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Patli, Manesar, Sohna, Asaoti and Garhi Harsaru and it will fulfil the transport needs of people living in south Haryana, an official spokesperson said in Chandigarh today.

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Jhajjar to be connected to Farukhnagar through a new line

There is railway connectivity between Panipat and Jhajjar through Rohtak. Under the project, it is proposed that Jhajjar will be connected to the railway station at Farukhnagar through a new line of 30 kms, the official said.


Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development to undertake the project

The spokesperson said Farukhnagar is connected to Garhi Harsaru and Garhi Harsaru to Patli, and a new line of about 60 km will be built for Patli to Asaoti through Manesar and Sohna.

The project will be undertaken by Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation.

The route will provide direct connectivity for Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Palwal, Sohna, and Gurugram with other districts of Haryana and Chandigarh.

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The new lines will decongest Delhi railway network: Official

The railway lines will facilitate better connectivity and faster commute to all important places, including state capital Chandigarh, as the route bypasses Delhi, the official said.

This would decongest Delhi railway network and immensely benefit the National Capital Region from an environment point of view by reducing the high density of both passenger and goods traffic in Delhi, he further added.


Route will connect CONCOR to important places in Punjab, Rajasthan

The development of this 95-km line will help in the development of new Greenfield projects of Multi Modal Logistic Parks (MMLPs) by the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) or others, the spokesperson said.

This route would also facilitate direct connectivity for CONCOR depot at Tughlakabad to various important destinations in Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Gujarat, he further stated.

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