Coal Ministry Undertakes 13 Railway Projects Under PM Gati Shakti To Develop Multimodal Connectivity

by Swarajya Staff - Jun 2, 2022 03:17 PM +05:30 IST
Coal Ministry Undertakes 13 Railway Projects Under PM Gati Shakti To Develop Multimodal ConnectivityAn Indian Railways train carrying coal. (representative image)

In line with the goal of PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP), the Ministry of Coal has undertaken 13 railway projects to develop multimodal connectivity and identified missing infrastructure gaps for each projects, an official release said on Thursday (2 June).

Four railway projects are successfully mapped in the NMP portal under high impact projects which will be developed in the states of Jharkhand and Odisha and will facilitate movement of coal with rapid logistics and wider connectivity for all the commercial miners, the Coal Ministry said in a release.

In view of cleaner environment in coal transportation, the Coal Ministry has given momentum in rail evacuation and also initiating news efforts to gradually move away from road movement of coal in country, the release said.

"Planned construction of new broad gauge rail lines in Greenfield coal bearing areas, extending the rail links to newer loading points and doubling and tripling the rail lines in some cases will enhance rail capacity considerably," it added.

PM Modi launched Gati Shakti- Nation Master Plan for Infrastructure development in October 2021 with the objective to bring different ministries together and for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects.

The NMP will incorporate the infrastructure schemes of various ministries and state governments and will also leverage technology extensively including spatial planning tools.

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