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Your Delhi-Kolkata train journey will get shorter soon

Mar 16, 2023

ET Online

Delhi-Howrah to come closer

Trains between Howrah and New Delhi will be able to move faster soon, and the Indian Railways is the reason for it.

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How Railway will help

The Ghazipur-Tarighat New line Project in Uttar Pradesh has been under progress, and 95% of the work has been completed, the Railways has informed.

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What's going on?

A new 51 km broad gauge line from Mau to Tarighat, aiming to provide an alternative and convenient route between New Delhi and Howrah, has been under construction for the past few years.

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Rail-cum-road bridge: Done

The rail-cum-road bridge and the approach viaduct portions of the project have been completed, the railway ministry said in a tweet.

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What changes?

Construction of this line will provide a link to Allahabad-Patna double-line electrified section and also decongest the Allahabad-Mugalsarai-Patna route.

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The aim

The project aims to provide alternative, shorter, convenient and better transport infrastructure to the area separated by Ganga to remove the transport difficulties.

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The cost

The rail project to be completed soon is being done at an estimated cost of Rs 1,765.92 crore.

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How much time does it take now?

For the New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express, it takes around 17 hours to do each trip.

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Modi govt sanctioned project

The Central government in 2016 had given its approval for the new broad gauge line.

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