Railways's bonanza to Haryana Orbital rail project costing rs 5617 crores
Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Ministeri Narendra Modi, has
given its approval to the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor Project from Palwal to
Sonipat via Sohna-Manesar-Kharkhauda at a cost of Rs 5617 crores.
This efficient transport corridor
enabling infrastructure to attract multinational industries
It will provide
high-speed seamless connectivity of this region to Dedicated Freight Corridor
network resulting in reduction of cost and time of transportation for EXIM
traffic from NCR to West coast ports of India, making exports of goods more
competitive. This efficient transport corridor along with other initiatives
will provide enabling infrastructure to attract multinational industries to set
up manufacturing units to fulfil the 'Make in India' mission.
Line will start from Palwal and end at existing Harsana Kalan station (On
Delhi-Ambala section). This will also
give connectivity enroute to existing Patli Station (On Delhi-Rewari line),
Sultanpur station (On Garhi Harsaru-Farukhnagar Line) and Asaudha Station (On
Delhi Rohtak Line).
will be implemented by Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation
Limited (HRIDC), a Joint Venture company set up by Ministry of Railways with
Government of Haryana. The project will have joint participation of Ministry of
Railways, Government of Haryana and private stakeholders.
completion cost of the project is Rs. 5,617 crore. The project is likely to be
completed in 5 years.
districts of Palwal, Nuh, Gurugram, Jhajjar and Sonipat districts of Haryana
will be benefitted through this rail line.
facilitate diversion of traffic not meant for Delhi thus decongesting NCR and
will help in developing multimodal logistics hubs in Haryana State sub-region
The project will connect unserved areas
of the state of Haryana
will connect unserved areas of the state of Haryana, thereby boosting economic
and social activities in Haryana State. This multipurpose transport project
will also facilitate affordable and faster commuter travel, long distance travel
in different directions from Gurugram and the industrial regions of Manesar,
Sohna, Farukhnagar, Kharkhauda and Sonipat.
20,000 passengers each day will be travelling through this line and 50 Million
Tonnes goods traffic would also be carried out every year.
Rail Corridor from Palwal to Sonipat by passing Delhi is a crucial
infrastructure project for sustainable development of the National Capital
Region and to decongest existing Indian Railway network in Delhi area.
of this project is adjacent to the western peripheral (Kundli-Manesar-Palwal)
Expressway and has been under consideration for some time.