Madhya Pradesh/ Indore to Manmad new rail line to connect Indore with Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath at Mantralaya has given sanction for fixed equity share capital for execution of Indore (Mhow) to Manmad new rail line project to connect Indore with the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.

Jawaharlal Nehru Port, abbreviated as JNPT, also known as Nhava Sheva, is the largest container port in India. Located east of Mumbai in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, this port on the Arabian Sea is accessed via Thane Creek. Its common name derives from the names of Nhava and Sheva villages that were situated here. This port is also the terminal of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.

The total cost of the project is estimated at Rs. 8 thousand 931 crore. According to the total cost, the total equity of Rs. 408 crore 64 lakh i.e. 15 percent has to be given in 4 years as the capital share of Madhya Pradesh Government.

In the first installment 2019-20, an amount of Rs. 36 crore 89 lakh has been sanctioned. After the execution of the project, the distance from Indore to the port trust will come down by 150 k.m. The industrial activities of Pithampur, Khandwa and Burhanpur will get boost from the rail line.

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