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With a view to cater to the growth in passenger and freight traffic, central government on Wednesday approved around Rs 11,000 crore worth of capacity augmentation in the railways through construction of additional infrastructure.

 According to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), the infrastructure would take place at different locations across the country. The CCEA has approved around six railway lines to be constructed which also include a railway bridge. The total cost for all this is estimated up to Rs. 10,700 crore.

  The meeting for the same was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The cost of the projects which has been approved would be funded through institutional financing.

As the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said after the CCEA meet that the cost of the project would be funded through extra budgetary resources i.e. institutional financing.

The CCEA approved six projects that includes doubling of Hubli-Chickajur line (190 km), Ramna-Singrauli stretch (160 km), Katni-Singrauli railway line (261 km). Other projects such as construction of the third line between Anuppur-Katni (165 km), and Wardha (Sewagram)-Ballarshah (132 km). CCEA has also approved the construction of an additional bridge and doubling of Rampur Dumra Tal-Rajendrapul stretch.