MoR unveils Rs107bn capacity stimulus programme

first_imgINDIA: Following cabinet approval on February 17, a Rs107bn railway investment stimulus programme covering the double and triple-tracking of several routes has been announced by the Ministry of Railways. To be delivered through ‘extra budgetary resource and institutional funding’, the six schemes around the country are intended to increase capacity on constrained corridors for both passengers and freight. The projects are:Doubling of the 190 km broad gauge line between Hubli and Chickajur within a budget of Rs13bn. The project is planned for completion by the end of 2020 and forms part of a bigger programme to provide a double-track alignment along the Pune – Miraj – Hubli – Bangalore corridor, which in turn is an important link for trains running between Mumbai, Bangalore and the port of Mangalore. Doubling between Bangalore and Tumkur and between Arsikere and Chickajur has already been completed, and work is in progress on the section between Hubli and Vasco-da-Gama.Triple-tracking of the 132 km line between Wardha and Ballarshah in Maharashtra at an estimated cost of Rs14·4bn; work is expected to be finished by 2021. The 160 km Ramna – Singrauli line, which runs from Madhya Pradesh into Uttar Pradesh, is to be double-tracked at a cost of Rs27bn by 2019-20. This project is designed to increase sectional capacity for freight and passenger traffic serving the Northern Coal Fields, power plants and associated industries in and around Anpara and Shaktinagar.Doubling of the 261 km between Katni and Singrauli at a cost of Rs21bn has also been approved. Due for completion by 2021, this project is again being driven by coal traffic as well as the need to enhance capacity around the busy junction at Katni, which is on the main line between Allahabad and Mumbai. Also in Madhya Pradesh, a third track is to be built along the 165 km section between Anuppur and Katni at a cost of Rs16bn for completion by 2021. This would alleviate a significant bottleneck caused by rapid growth in mining in the region, the ministry says.Costed at Rs17bn, double-tracking is envisaged on the Rampur Dumra – Tal – Rajendrapul route in Bihar. Due to be completed by 2019-20, this project includes construction of a new bridge at Hathidah to replace a single-track road and rail structure which cannot be widened; this is the only bridge linking the northern and southern parts of the state, MoR says.Subscribers to Railway Directory can access a map of the Indian main line network.last_img read more

Letterkenny Rovers launch annual draw

first_imgLetterkenny Rovers Football Club this week launched their annual draw which will take place in the Station House Hotel on Thursday, 12th December.The club hopes to harness the goodwill and effort of the club members and the local public to build on the success of previous draws at such an important and exciting time for the club.Picture: Letterkenny Rovers vice-chairman Victor Fisher and senior team player Christopher Malseed (centre) launch the club’s annual draw at Leckview Park along with Bernard McGlynn, Rhys McGrath, Troy Preston-Holder and chairman Dessie Kelly. Work will shortly commence on a new state of the art artificial pitch with floodlights at Leckview Park. The club also caters for teams of all ages.“It is a constant challenge for the club to try and improve our facilities”, said club chairman Dessie Kelly at the launch.“Fundraising is such an important element for every club and we hope the local sporting fraternity will again support us as they have done so generously in the past.”The top prize is €2000 cash which will be a timely lift a few weeks out from Christmas. The draw co-ordinator is Kieran McGrath and tickets priced at €10 or 3 for €20 are available from any club member or can be purchased via paypal at [email protected] Letterkenny Rovers launch annual draw was last modified: September 5th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Leckview ParkletterkennyLetterkenny RoversUlster Senior Leaguelast_img read more