Said the track to Kevadia will be completed till 31st October 2020 on birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Minister of State of Railways Suresh C. Angadi said the track to Kevadia will ne completed till 31st October 2020 on birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He said the biggest problem is land acquisition and will in talks with the local and district administration to resolve it soon.
The MOS railways visited the planned Kevadia railway track to Statue of Unity and review the ongoing progress. He said the work on Dabhoi Chanod track is already in progress and from Chanod to Kevadia is in process. He added the biggest problem is land acquisition and request the district and local administration to speed up the process. He set the target to complete the land process till February next year and the connectivity to Kevadia by 31st October.
He said the ministry is working on railways safety, punctuality, cleanliness and make the stations and trains plastic free. On Tejas train run by IRCTC he said they want to bring corporate culture in railways and 150 more trains are identified to carry similar facilities for the passengers. He put focus on developing every stations to become world class which makes the journey by train a life time experience for the passengers.
He said to increase the speed of trains to 130kmph the work on tracks are already in process. The speed will decrease the time and make the journey easy for the passengers. As far as High Speed Rail project is concerned around 60% of land in acquired except Navsari.
On 14th after visited the Dahhoi Chanod and Chanod Kevadia section, MOS Railways Suresh. C. Angadi visited the prestigious National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), and the National Rail & Transportation lnsititute (NRTI), both located in the lush green campus of NAIR in Vadodara.
MAJOR VADODARA SPECIFIC PROJECTS
• Project Dabhoi- Chandod Gauge Conversion with extension up to Kevadiya
Railway Board has sanctioned the work of Dabhoi-Chandod Gauge Conversion (17.00 Km from NG to BG) and extension from Chandod to Kevadiya colony by construction of new line (NL) (32.00 Km), total distance from Dabhoi is 49 Kms) to provide Rail connectivity newly constructed ‘Statue of Unity’.
Sanctioned year – 2018-19
Project cost – Rs.663.29 Crores.
Total Length – 49.75 KM
Indian Railways has taken one step ahead to put this engineering marvel on the railmap of India by constructing a new world class & ultra-modern railway station at Kevadiya. The proposed Kevadiya railway station is located just 5 Km from the ‘Statue of Unity’ and will cater as an easy access railhead point for the tourists visiting this iconic statue. The proposed station building of Kevadiya will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.20 crores.
• Chhayapuri station developed as satellite station
Chhayapuri station which was a flag station near Vadodara junction in Vadodara city has been developed as a new satellite station at a total cost of Rs. 43 crore. It is situated on bypass chord connecting Vadodara – Ahmedabad line and Vadodara – Ratlam line. Chhayapuri as a satellite station will serve as an additional station for city of Vadodara for trains running on Ahmedabad – Ratlam and onwards route.
Ministry of Railways has approved operations of 13 trains from Chhayapuri station from 17th December, 2019 onwards. Western Railway has decided to divert these trains which will be given stoppage at Chhayapuri station. It will eliminate reversal of trains at Vadodara. Trains will now move through chord line avoiding the Vadodara Jn. This will reduce the travel time by 30-40mins. Operation from Chhayapuri station will save approx. 27 mins per train.
• Chhota Udepur- Dhar Broad Gauge Line Project
A new Broad gauge line between Chhota Udepur in Gujarat & Dhar in Madhya Pradesh is under progress wherein a section of 48.55 kms of new line (Chhota Udepur-Alirajpur) upto Alirajpur has been opened for movement of trains on 30.10.2019. With this, areas upto Alirajpur on this line will get connected with Vadodara thereby with Mumbai – Ahmedabad/Delhi main line. It will provide impetus to the socio economic development of the tribal areas around Alirajpur.
• Anand – Godhra Doubling Project
PM had laid the foundation stone of the Anand – Godhra Doubling Project (79 Kms) cost Rs 692 cr. For the longest period of time, Anand and Godhra were connected through a single line. Even though the two upcoming cities of Gujarat is only 78.80 kms apart which is a major bottleneck for the increasing frequency of trains. The Doubling will give an operational boost to the rail traffic.