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Manmad Rail Project: Complete land acquisition for new rail line project in 6 months, says Nitin Gadkari

Indore: Taking a keen interest in the ambitious 339 km long approved Mhow-Manmad new rail line project, Union Road Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has advised to complete the land acquisition for the project in the next six months. He has expressed willingness to do the bhoomi pujan of the project. Gadkari gave this advice to Dr Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defence, while inaugurating the Dhule-Aurangabad four lane road constructed at the cost of Rs 15000 crore.
Gadkari also advised to complete other formalities of the rail project. Dr Bhamare informed about the development to chief of Indore-Manmad Rail Struggle committee Manoj Marathe in Sendhwa, while he was passing from Dhule to Indore to catch a flight for New Delhi. Marathe said that Gadkari has expressed willingness to visit Dhule again in the next six months for bhoomi pujan of the railway project. Thus, in the meantime process of land acquisition and other procedures should be completed. On the other land tenders for carrying out final earth survey of the project are likely to open in next few days. Central Railway floated the tenders for the work two months ago. According to official sources two companies have dropped their bid.

As per terms of the tender, winning company will have to complete final earth survey in six months, under which they would have to suggest the final location to build station building, staff quarters, level crossings, ROB and RUB and canals. Subsequently on the basis of earth survey report Central Railway would release tender for estimated Rs 10,000 crore for new rail project. Following completion of the project distance between Indore and Mumbai will be reduced by 250 km.
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