Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project, a new double rail line of close to 130 km from Palwal to Sonipat has been approved; Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had talked of this project being finished on a fast track basis in February reports Rail India Analysis.
The board of directors of Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corp Ltd (HRIDC) has given a go ahead to the DRP, with the project expected to ensure direct rail connectivity to all the routes originating from Delhi and passing through Haryana, even though it will totally avoid going through the national capital.
This means much better transport connectivity to major towns in Haryana like Gurugram, Faridabad, Palwal, Manesar, Farukhnagar and Ballabgarh.
More importantly, it ensures access to a dedicated freight corridor network at Pirthala. The much required rail corridor will have stations at New Palwal, Sohna, Silani Dhulawat, Jasaur Kheri, Tarakpur, Kharkhoda and then join the Delhi-Ambala line at Harsana Kalan.
A government statement said, “This project would give a boost to develop an economic corridor along the KMP Expressway from Palwal to Sonipat.”