Wardha-Yavatmal-Nanded rly line may be inaugurated by PM

 Media Coverage  |  12-01-2024

Naresh Dongre

Nagpur: The Wardha-Yavatmal-Nanded railway line, which is set to boost the development of Vidarbha and Marathwada regions, is likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, no official announcement of the inauguration has been made yet.

The railway line spans 284.65 km. The work from Wardha station to Deoli, Bhidi, and Kalamb station in Yavatmal district is complete.A total of `1,910 crore has been incurred on the construction of the line.

A trial run from Deoli to Kalamb was conducted on December 23, 2023, at a speed of 125 km per hour. The successful trial run included testing signals and other advanced systems on the route.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to flag off the first train on the route either from Wardha or Yavatmal. However, the scheduled inauguration for January 12, has been postponed,

There are reports that PM Modi may visit Yavatmal. If his visit materialises, it is expected that the PM himself will inaugurate the railway line. Wardha MP Ramdas Tadas told Lokmat Times that he is making efforts for PM Modi’s presence for the inauguration programme.


Untiring efforts to realise dream

The Wardha-Yavatmal-Nanded railway line has been the dream project of chairman of the editorial board of Lokmat Media Group and former member of Rajya Sabha Dr Vijay Darda. He played a significant role in giving a boost to the project.

Dr Darda has been actively involved in pushing for the completion of the project. He has been in constant touch with officials at both the State and central government level, as well as with the Union ministry of railways in Mumbai and Delhi.

Dr Darda’s efforts led to the creation of a special war room dedicated to overseeing the project. This ensured a coordinated and focused approach to address any challenges that could have arisen during the construction. Special instructions were given to ensure that no obstacles came in the way of the project.

As a result of the coordinated efforts of Dr Darda, the project was implemented successfully.


Project at a glance

n Total Length- 284.65 km

n Overall progress- 47 per cent

n Expenditure so far ₹1,910.7 crore

n Total Railway Stations- 26

n Completed Stations – 4

Cost sharing

Railways 60 percent and State government 40 percent 

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