CCEA approves doubling of Barabanki-Akbarpur and Daund-Manmad railway lines

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has granted approval for the doubling of the 247.5 km Daund-Manmad railway line in Maharashtra and the 161 km Barabanki-Akbarpur railway line in Uttar Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 20.81 billion and Rs 13.1 billion respectively. Assuming an escalation of 5 per cent per annum, the completion cost of the Daund-Manmad railway line project has been estimated at Rs 23.31 billion. Both projects are likely to be completed by 2021-22.