Railways

As a crucial infrastructure, railways have an important responsibility to participate in providing linkages to the upcoming centers of growth. In view of the rapid growth in the industrial and port sector, the State Government is looking for strategic options to improve transport facilities. This includes conversion of existing railway lines from narrow/metre gauge to broad gauge, establishment of new railway lines to connect the industrial growth centres, logistic hubs and ports. In this area, the State Government is looking for private sector participation in general as also foreign direct investments

Introduction

As a crucial infrastructure, railways have an important responsibility to participate in providing linkages to the upcoming centers of growth


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Demand Supply Scenario

The improvements are recommended based on the percentage utilization of the railway links. An increase of about 20 percent over the present broad gauge track capacity was assumed in


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Projects

Gauge conversion was being implemented by Kutch Railway Company Ltd. which is SPV. GIDB role in the project was in project’s financial structuring and co-ordination with the stakeholders


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Feasibility Studies

In the Railway budget for the FY 2006-07 announcement was made for developing Dedicated Freight Corridors linking with JNPT/NSICT and Ludhiana, Kolkatta Port.


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Contact Details

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