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A boost to Delhi-Haryana link: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi along with Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda flagging off new Rewari-Delhi passenger train at Rewari in Haryana on Sunday.
A boost to Delhi-Haryana link: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi along with Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda flagging off new Rewari-Delhi passenger train at Rewari in Haryana on Sunday.

Sujay Mehdudia

New broad gauge line between Delhi Sarai Rohilla and Rewari opened

NEW DELHI: The United Progress Alliance chairperson and Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, on Sunday dedicated the newly converted broad gauge railway line between Delhi Sarai Rohilla and Rewari in Haryana. She also laid the foundation stones of a new rail line between Rohtak- Rewari and the electrification project of Shakurbasti-Rohtak section.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Gandhi praised the efforts of the Railways in the development of the nation.

Addressing the gathering, Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad said Railways would continue to focus on greater passenger convenience along with better connectivity. The services of the two new trains flagged off today, the 9RD/10RD Rewari-Delhi passenger and 4323/4324 Rohtak-New Delhi Express trains, will benefit the National Capital Region, providing daily service for office goers and other travellers.

He said the new broad gauge line between Delhi Sarai Rohilla and Rewari was approximately 79 km in length. It will facilitate better connectivity to Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmadabad, Mumbai and ports on the Western Coast for both freight and passenger traffic.

The cost of this project was Rs. 207.31 crores. A new line to be constructed between Rewari and Rohtak will be a direct and shorter link between the two towns and will give a boost to industrial development in the surrounding areas. The length of the project is 75.35 km and the sanctioned cost is Rs.194.83 crores.

The electrification of the Shakurbasti-Rohtak section will comprise 60 electrified route kilometers and 150 track kilometers. The electrification will be done on the double line of this section. The estimated cost of this project will be Rs.48.17 crores.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Minister of State for Railways R. Velu were also present.

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