CM meets Union Rail Minister for delayed Kareli-Chhindwara line

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Sep 2018 09:58:35



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In order to start the pending Kareli-Chhindwara Railway Line, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi, recent days.

In the meeting, CM Chouhan hold various discussions about all the pending railway projects and sought to commence Kareli-Chhindwara line along with other pending railway projects. As this, railway line project was proposed since many decades and is pending in pink book since the year 2016-17.

In the related matter, CM Chouhan informed that the railway line project passing from Lalitpur-Sagar-Deori-Kareli-Chhindawara, Khajuraho-Chhatarpur, Sagar-Jabalpur, Chhatarpur-Panna-Satna, Damoh-Panna-Lalitpur-Chanderi-Guna, Jhasi-Shivpuri-Shyopur, Sagar-Raheli-Jabalpur, Chhatarpur-Harpalpur, Chhatarpur-Singrauli, 88.75 km Rewa-Sidhi, 75.75 km Sidhi-Singrauli and others are pending till date.These pending projects lead inconvenience among travellers. For this CM Chouhan has appealed to the Union Minister to resolve their problems and complete the pending projects.

It may be mentioned that this project was proposed since decades and is pending in pink book of year 2016-17. As per the pink book year 2016-17, West Central Railway is making survey of Chhindwara-Sagarvia Kareli rail line to add various villages of Narsinghpur in the line. The Chhindwara-Sagar railway line on the way of Kareli covers the distance of 245 km.

Furthermore, the Satpuda Bundelkhand region even after the 71 years of country’s independence it is the most deprived region in railway facilities in entire country.

Also the population in this region is five percent of country’s population. Due to lack of railway facilities many development works been scarce in this region.

Thus, laying the railway line would directly connect more than 5000 villages with entire country, from north to south and would generate many employments for people.