ER: New Line, Doubling Works to be Commissioned in April, May 2019

Lists of Sections to be Commissioned, Total Works in Progress on Eastern Railway below

Eastern Railway (ER) is likely to commission a slew of works over the next few months. These are works related to new line construction, or doubling, tripling and quadrupling projects that have been underway or quite a while.

Most of these projects were part of targets to be achieved in the financial year 2018-19, but have been delayed for one or more of an array of issues.

ER has performed comparatively better than most zonal counterparts on Indian Railways. It managed to achieve 36% of its target for construction of new lines in FY2018-19.

Out of a target of 208 km of doubling/tripling/ quadrupling and 28 km of new line construction, ER was able to commission almost 85 km of line doubling in the previous financial year.

The spillover targets of FY 18-19 have left ER with a total target of 248 km of line commissioning in FY 19-20. This includes new works for the current FY of 96 km and 151 km brought over from FY 18-19.

List of works to be commissioned on Eastern Railway

Name of ProjectSectionType of ProjectLength (in km)Expected Commissioning By
Hansdiha-GoddaHansdiha-PoreyahatNew Line15.00June 2019
Mile-5B-N/AliporeMile-5B-N/AliporeDoubling1.67April 2019
Kanknara-Naihati 4th lineKanknara-Naihati 4th lineQuadrupling2.62April 2019
Pirpainti- BhagalpurKahalgaon – LailakhaDoubling16.06April 2019
Boinchi-ShaktigarhDebipur – PalsitDoubling16.82May 2019
Nimtita – New Farakka (25.42 KM)Nimtita – DhuliangangaDoubling9.92May 2019
Manigram-NimititaSujnipara-NimititaDoubling7.00May 2019
Bazarsau – Azimganj (42.15 KM)Azimganj- Lalbagh courtDoubling7.20April 2019
Bazarsau – Azimganj (42.15 KM)Lalbagcourt-Khagraghat RoadDoubling7.40July 2019
Bazarsau – Azimganj (42.15 KM)Khagraghat-KarnasubarnaDoubling10.84February 2020
Dankuni – Chandanpur 4th LineDankuni – Gobra- BaruiparaQuadrupling11.28June 2019
Naihati-RanaghatNaihati-KalyaniDoubling10.37February 2020
Bandel- Boinchi 3rd LineKhanyan – MagraTripling8.94December 2019
Katwa – Bazarsau (30.59 KM)Katwa-GangatikuriDoubling10.36August 2019
Katwa – Bazarsau (30.59 KM)Tenya-BazarsauDoubling6.98December 2019

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  1. When will trains run by electric locomotive upto New Jalpaiguri from Howrah / Sealdah / Kolkata ?

    1. A soon as NJP ELoco Shed will be ready , most of the train will change traction in NJP. By 2023, we can Expect Upto Guwahati. But Most Import is doubling. Some portion is going in good progress. But Like Katwa -New Farakka it is very much depressing. In the NFR Part major hurdle is Teesta and Jaldhaka Rail bridge. They have almost completed. But Due to the COVID 19, I am very much doubtful about all of these. Still we can hope.

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