Doubling of Kiul-Gaya railway line gets CCEA nod

The project is likely to benefit Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Nawadah and Gaya districts of Bihar and is expected to be completed by 2019-20, according to a release.

PTI| Updated: Mar 23, 2016, 19:23 PM IST
Doubling of Kiul-Gaya railway line gets CCEA nod

New Delhi: To cater to the growing freight traffic, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved the doubling of 124 km long Kiul-Gaya railway line estimated to cost Rs 1354.22 crore.

Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the c decided in favour of doubling of this line which will ease the ever increasing freight traffic between the sections.

The project is likely to benefit Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Nawadah and Gaya districts of Bihar and is expected to be completed by 2019-20, according to a release.

Currently traffic utilisation of the Kiul-Gaya section in Danapur Division of East Central Railway is 135.5 percent.

Since the existing section capacity is almost fully utilised and to cater to the continuously increasing freight traffic, the work of Kiul-Gaya doubling project is essentially required.