8th October, 2003
Ministry of Railways


GUNA-ETAWAH RAIL LINE


Guna-Gwalior and Gwalior-Bhind sections of 344 kilometre long broad gauge new lines taken up at a cost of Rs. 400 crores have already been completed and commissioned.

Works on the last phase of this project from Bhind to Itawah on 36 kilometre long stretch have commenced. A sum of Rs. 40 crores has been provided in 2003-2004 for this project.

The works in the last phase involve construction of three major bridges on the rivers Chambal, Kuwari and Yamuna. The bridge on Chambal will be 9x76.2 metres long, Kuwari 6x45.75+1x76.2 metres long and Yamuna 10x61 metres long.

A sum of Rs. 40 crores has been provided in 2003-2004 for this project.

All piers on Yamuna bridge have been completed. Protection work is in progress. Foundation works of Chambal and Kuwari bridges are in progress. Land acquisition from Etawah end of Chambal river to Etawah is being pursued with the Government of Uttar Pradesh. The works are targeted for completion in 2004.

The Guna-Etawah Broad guage new lines were taken up in 1989-1990.

   
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