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Cabinet clears doubling of two rail lines

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Tuesday approved two important railway projects — doubling of the Barabanki-Akbarpur and Daund-Manmad railway lines.

The 161 km Barabanki-Akbarpur railway line is expected to be completed by 2021-22 at the cost of Rs 1,310.23 crore while a time frame of five years has been set for the completion of the 247.5 km Daund-Manmad railway line at Rs 2,330.51 crore.

According to the Cabinet, the doubling of lines will ease the ever increasing passenger and freight traffic on both the routes, thereby increasing the revenue of Railways.

Besides passengers, industries in and around the Barabanki-Akbarpur and Daund-Manmad routes will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirements, said a Cabinet statement.

The districts of Barabanki and Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh, and Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik in Maharashtra will benefit from the projects, it added.

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