India to start ambitious rail projects to improve ports connectivity, expedite freight movement
Indian Port Rail Company Limited (IPRCL) awarded within the Ministry of Shipping's flagship programme 'Sagarmala' rail project worth Rs 38.71 crore to develop port infrastructure and enhance port connectivity along the country's 7,500 km coastline, Indian media reported citing the Ministry of Shipping's statement.
IPRCL has sanctioned a project worth Rs 16.75 crore at Visakhapatnam Port Trust for connectivity and the work is likely to be completed by December, the Times of India reported. The second project sanctioned at Visakhapatnam, is for connecting the dead end line at North of R&D yard to Eastern Grid (third line) from Eastern Coast Railways at a cost of Rs 9.28 crore. The project is expected to be completed by January 2017. Yet another project worth Rs 12.68 crore has been approved at Chennai Port Trust for laying of new railway track at west of western yard 1 and providing paving block platform in between new track and Western Yard No 1. The third project is expected to be completed by April, 2017.