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Tribal Heartland 260km Railway Line Approved to Dhar via Khandwa


Jan 20, 2024

Indore (Rahim Sherani) Khargone The survey of the much awaited Khandwa- Dhar via Khargone rail line has been approved. This information has been given by Tapti Narmada Railway Line Committee. Committee Chairman Damodar Aggarwal said that he received the letter from the Central Railway Office. It is mentioned that RECT survey of new line between Khandwa-Dhar via Khargone 260 km has been approved by Railway Board on 19 July 2019.

The delegation had met Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav in Delhi.

RECT work has been completed with a summary estimate. It is estimated to be Rs 5689 crore. Aggarwal told that recently the delegation along with MP Gajendra Patel had met Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav in Delhi regarding the demand for the railway line. During this, the Minister had said that the gift of new railway route from Khandwa to Dhar via Khargone-Barwani will be given very soon. Because rail facility is a priority of our government and we want that like the Prime Minister Road Scheme should reach every village.
Similarly, we want that every town of the country should be connected by rail line.

The committee is continuously protesting with the citizens.

The Railway Committee has been protesting with the citizens for a long time. Via Khandwa, Bhikangaon, Khargone, Barwani till Dhar is a tribal dominated area. These are backward districts in development. There is unemployment here due to lack of railways. Wheat, cotton, soybean, chilli, sugarcane are produced in abundance in the area. Due to the railway racks of chemical fertilizers being empty at Khandwa Railway Station, farmers in remote areas are not able to get fertilizers on time. Due to lack of railway service and non-opening of industries in tribal dominated districts due to unemployment, farmers in remote areas are not able to get fertilizer on time. Unemployment has increased due to non-opening of industries in tribal dominated districts due to lack of railway service. People have to migrate for employment. Due to these demands, citizens have been demanding the railway line for a long time.

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