Railway Ministry gives nod to Pune-Nashik rail line project

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: June 5, 2020 11:25 AM2020-06-05T11:25:07+5:302020-06-05T11:26:58+5:30

The Railway ministry has given nod to the Pune-Nashik rail line project, paving the way for connecting the two ...

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Railway Ministry gives nod to Pune-Nashik rail line project

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The Railway ministry has given nod to the Pune-Nashik rail line project, paving the way for connecting the two key industrial cities of Maharashtra that will give boost to fast movement of goods and people, state-run firm MRIDC said on Thursday.

Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (MRIDC) said it has received approval from the Railways for implementing the 'greenfield semi-high-speed broad gauge double' line between the two cities, located around 200km apart, a project that will cost Rs 16,039 crore.

"This semi-high-speed double line will provide direct connectivity between Pune and Nashik and the journey between the two cities will be completed in less than two hours.
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Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, Managing Director, MahaRail, said this project will not only attract goods trains but also high-speed passenger trains. (Once completed) The travel time from Pune to Nashik will be completed in 1 hour and 45 minutes."

The Railway line will pass through three districts of Maharashtra - Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik - providing seamless connectivity to industrial zones of Pune and Nashik such as Alandi, Chakan, Khed, Manchar, Narayangaon, Sinnar and Satpur, said the release.
 

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