Injecting major booster to the rail infra sector, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for taking up Bina-Katni 3rd line project at an estimated investment worth Rs. 2,917.06cr.
The project with a length of 278.7 km is expected to be completed in five years. Among other things, it will facilitate the travel and that the thermal Power Plants in the area will get 3rd line for transportation of their products, besides easing increasing freight traffic between Bina-Katni section thereby increasing the revenue of Railways. Apart from this, Sagar, Damoh and Katni districts of Madhya Pradesh would also be benefitted through this project. It may be recalled that Bina-Katni is critical and busy section of West Central Railway serving Coal rakes for Thermal Power Plants at Chhabra Gugur and Jhalawar in Rajasthan and POL traffic for Mahadevkhedi in Madhya Pradesh where the current capacity utilization of the section is 136%. In view of the growing traffic and detention of crossing traffic, Bina Mahadev Khedi – Katni New Katni 3rd line is required to augment traffic flow in both directions, claimed railway sources.