Chhattisgarh: Train facility soon in Naxal-hit Antagarh

By: PTI | Raipur |

Published: August 24, 2020 12:30:28 pm






The 42-km track on this route up to Kevti village has already been commissioned for passenger train traffic and the service will soon be expanded up to Antagarh. (Representational)

Residents of Chhattisgarh’s Antagarh town, a Naxal-affected area which did not have rail connectivity till now, will soon have access to trains on the newly laid railway line there and this would also allow transportation of iron ore from mines in the region.

The project, which is a joint venture between the Chhattisgarh government, National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and the Railways, will open doors for economic development in the Bastar region, a railway official said.

As part of the 235-km-long Dallirajhara-Rowghat- Jagdalpur railway project, the Antagarh nagar panchayat in Kanker district has now been connected to rail route, he said. Under the first phase of the project, a 95-km-long track is being laid from Dallirajhara to Rowghat and work has been completed on 59-km stretch till Antagarh, Raipur railway division’s senior publicity inspector Shiv Prasad told PTI.

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The 42-km track on this route up to Kevti village has already been commissioned for passenger train traffic and the service will soon be…

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