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Freight corridor among key infra projects set to be inaugurated

Freight corridor among key infra projects set to be inaugurated

(This story originally appeared in on Dec 28, 2020)

NEW DELHI: The government has lined up a list of high-value and high-impact infrastructure projects for inauguration in the next one month starting Tuesday.

While PM Modi will inaugurate a portion of the dedicated freight corridor on Tuesday, he will launch six light house construction technology projects in six cities on January 1. Sources said the other events would include laying the foundation stone of India’s longest bridge over water, Dhubri-Phulbari bridge on Brahmaputra, and a couple of greenfield roads, including Amritsar-Jamnagar and Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressways.

The inauguration of commercial run of freight trains on Khurja-Bhaupur section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) on Tuesday will reduce congestion by nearly 50% on the Khurja-Kanpur trunk rail route as freight trains will be perted to the EDFC. This will enable railways to run more trains on the trunk route that connects large parts of north India with eastern parts. The PM is also scheduled to inaugurate the state-of-the-art Operation Control Centre at Prayagraj, which will act as the command centre for the entire route length of the EDFC.

According to the urban affairs ministry, PM will lay the foundation stone of the light house projects in Agartala, Lucknow, Indore, Chennai, Rajkot and Ranchi, which have been selected through Global Housing Technology Challenge. The success of these projects will pave the way for reducing construction time and cost of buildings.

Sources said the highways ministry has also prepared a list of mega projects for which foundation stones can be laid. The ministry has tendered out the work for Dhubri-Phulbari bridge (19 km) that will link Assam and Meghalaya.

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