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Over 2400km New Lines And 6000km Electrification: Indian Railways Sets Target For 2021-22

For the year 2021-22, the Indian Railways has set a target of constructing 2,400 km new lines, doubling and gauge conversion projects. The details of the plan has been disclosed by the Railways Board.

Giving further details, Railway Board Financial Commissioner (FC) explained that the plan includes 300 km of new lines, 1,600 km of doubling single line sections and gauge conversion of 500 km totalling 2,400 km. In addition, electrification of 6,000 km of lines is also to be completed in FY22, he said.

Moreover, the Railways national Projects of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and North Eastern region have been allocated Rs 12,985 crore.

In this year’s Budget, the Railways has been allocated a “record” Rs 1.10 lakh crore of which Rs 1.07 lakh crore accounts for capital expenditure.

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