Indian Railways opens new 17.2-km-long broad gauge line

By PTI  www.financialexpress.com

An Indian Railways goods train was today flagged off on the newly constructed 17.2-km-long Gandhidham-Tuna- Tekra port rail line, built with private participation, by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Constructed under the non-government route -u2014 one of the five public-private partnership (PPP) systems of the railways, the Rs 185-cr project has been funded by Kandla Port Trust.

“The new broad gauge (BG) line will bring us more freight and revenue also”, Prabhu said after opening the line through video conferencing here.

Under the non-government private line model, first/last- mile connectivity to the main railway line needs to be construed as an integral part of the main project. More info

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