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Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Thanesar elevated rail track project likely to take off in September

Nitish Sharma

Tribune News Service

Kurukshetra, July 20

More than a year after it was cleared by the Centre, the work on the 6-km elevated railway track project in Thanesar town of Kurukshetra is likely to start in September.

The project was approved in July last year and its foundation stone was laid in August. The Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (HRIDC) floated the tenders for the project worth Rs 212.73 crore this week.

While the Railways' contribution to the project is Rs 100 crore, the state government will spend the remaining amount. The track, to be developed within Thanesar town on the Kurukshetra-Narwana rail line, will eliminate five railway crossings at Main Bazaar, Jhansa Road, Birla Mandir, LNJP Hospital and near the third gate of Kurukshetra University.

Thanesar MLA Subhash Sudha said, "The project will start in the next three months. Tenders have been floated by the HRIDC and a pre-bid meeting will be held at its office in Gurugram on July 29. After the tender is allotted, the firm will be given 30 months to complete the project. Efforts are being made to complete the tendering process by August, so that the work can be started in September."

The existing railway track has divided Thanesar into two parts. Hassle-free movement of vehicles in the town has been a long pending demand of residents. All five gates are closed whenever a train passes through the Kurukshetra-Narwana section, causing inconvenience to commuters. "Elimination of five railway gates by constructing an elevated track was required to not only give relief to commuters from traffic jams, but also for the beautification of the city," the MLA said.


Venture to cost Rs 212.73-cr

  • The existing railway track has divided Thanesar into two parts. Hassle-free movement of vehicles in the town has been a long pending demand of residents.
  • The Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation floated the tenders for the project worth Rs 212.73 crore recently
  • The track, to be constructed on the Kurukshetra-Narwana rail line, will eliminate five railway crossings in the town


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