LOHARDAGA-TORI NEW RAIL LINE PROJECT IN JHARKHAND
for extension work of new rail line between Lohardaga and
Tori, which is a part of Ranchi-Lohardaga gauge conversion
project, is in progress. Proposal for acquisition of land measuring
596 acres has been submitted to the State Government of Jharkhand.
A sum of Rs. 4.10 crores towards the cost of land has also been
given to the State Government. Tenders for earth work have been
processed and bridgework taken up.
The entire project
of Ranchi-Lohardaga gauge conversion with extension of
the new line upto Tori is being implemented through cost sharing
with State Government for its early completion.
new line segment is targeted for completion in 2004 depending
upon availability of land. There has been delay in handing over
of land by the State Government. Efforts are on to expedite land
Budget outlay for
the project during the current financial year 2003-2004 is Rs.
17.34 crores. In addition, Rs. 34 crore is share of Jharkhand
Government as per the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with it.