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CCEA approves NH, construction of 4th line between Jharsuguda-Bilaspur

East-Coast RailwaysThe Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur at an estimated cost of Rs.1,973.46 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,298.31 crore.

The 206 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years.

This line will facilitate the travel. The industries, coal fields, lime stone and dolomite mines, cement and steel plants in the region will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirement.

Jharsuguda district in Odisha and Raigarh, Janjgir-Naila and Bilaspur district of Chhatisgarh will be covered by this line.

These up-gradations will benefit the people of Naupada, Balangir, Sambalpur, Deogarh & Kalahandi in Odisha.

The Cabinet Committee also given its approval for development of 1120 kms of National Highways in the States of Karnataka, Odisha, Bihar, Rajasthan and West and Bengal.

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