Welcoming the approval given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) for the doubling of Hatia-Bondamunda Railway line, Chief Minister Raghubar Das called it a “Holi gift” that will further increase business opportunities for the people of Jharkhand. Doubling of this line will augment the line capacity of the section and serve freight traffic needs of the upcoming Super Thermal Power Plant at Barch and other Thermal Power Plants like Katni and Baruni. The construction of double line will also ease traffic bottlenecks on the line.
The CCEA, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently gave its approval for doubling of 158.5 km stretch Ranchi-Bondamunda Railway line with a completion cost of Rs 921.94 crore. The project is likely to be completed in the next six years during the 12th and 13th Plan period.
Ranchi, Gumla and Simdega districts of Jharkhand along with Sundargarh district of Odisha will be benefited through this project.