By Accommodation Times Bureau
Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, giving in-principle approval to the project, decks have been cleared for the construction of Elevated Railway Line in Kurukshetra city on Kurukshetra-Narwana Railway Line to decongest the traffic in the holy city.
The construction of this elevated track would be undertaken by the Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (HRIDC) at a cost of Rs 224.58 crore. Out of the total project cost, an amount of Rs 100 crore is to be shared by Ministry of Railways. The elevated railway track would do away with five level crossings in the city, reducing traffic jams.
While stating this here today, an official said that this would be the second Elevated Railway Line in the State since the Chief Minister Manohar Lal recently launched the country’s first elevated railway track project over the Rohtak-Gohana-Panipat section of the railway track in Rohtak city being constructed at a cost of Rs 315.71 crore.
He said that the construction of Elevated Railway Line in Kurukshetra would not only decongest the traffic but also help to save time and fuel of public due to the removal of level crossings. He said that the platform at Thanesar Halt Station would be provided at a raised level like a metro station. He said that there would be no acquisition of land and the whole work would be carried out in the existing railway land. The total length of the project would be 5.18 kilometres with 4.511 kilometres of elevated track length.
He said that the project would be environment-friendly and integrate the old city with the new city. With the construction of this project, five level crossings would be closed permanently, resulting in saving of man, power and maintenance cost. Apart from saving of cost on a construction of Road over Bridges (ROB), it would enhance the safety of running trains.