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Gurugram to benefit from new rail line

Gurugram: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has accorded approval to the proposal of establishing a 95 km new rail line from Panipat to Asaoti in Palwal via Rohtak-Jhajjar-Farukhnagar which is in Gurugram district. The new rail line would be developed by the newly set up Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (HRIDC).

The new route would provide direct connectivity for Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Palwal, Sohna and Gurugram with other districts of Haryana and Chandigarh and thus facilitate fast passenger connectivity (avoiding Delhi) to all the important places including the state capital and running of Shatabdi like trains from Gurugram to Chandigarh.

Once operational it would decongest Delhi rail network and immensely beneficial to the National Capital Region (NCR) from an environment point of view by reducing the high density of both passenger and goods traffic in Delhi.

The passage of rail network of Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh and Palwal area thorough Delhi is a major bottleneck in its industrial growth. The proposed new line would, thus, open up a new era of development of State's economy. The major part of the route already exists on Indian Railway network and only missing links would be required to be provided.

The route from Panipat to Jhajjar via Rohtak already exists. Jhajjar could be connected to already an existing station at Farukhnagar through a new Railway line of about 30 Kilometers. While Farukhnagar to Garhi Harsaru and Garhi Harsaru to Patli are existing Railway lines, Patli to Asaoti new railway line via Manesar and Sohna, of about 60 Km length, would be required to be constructed.

In addition, provision of Y-connections would be made at Garhi Harsaru, Patli and Asaoti Railway Stations. The development of this route is likely to give rise to new Greenfield Projects of Multi-Modal Logistic Parks (MMLPs) in this region by the CONCOR or other players. This route would also facilitate direct connectivity (avoiding Delhi) for the major CONCOR depot at Tughlakabad to various important destinations in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan and Gujarat.

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