SECL Boosts Economic Growth By Developing Rail Infrstucture
Chhattisgarh East-West Railway Limited (CEWRL) is a subsidiary company of South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) (with 64% stake) formed in joint venture with Ircon International Limited (IRCON) (with 26% stake) and Government of Chhattisgarh (GoCG) (with 10% stake). CEWRL project is planned with the specific purpose of augmenting the rail infrastructure in the state of Chhattisgarh. This Project is being implemented based on the Joint Venture (JV) model of PPP projects under Concession Agreement (CA) with MoR and is notified as ‘Special Railway Project’ to provide national infrastructure for a public purpose with high priority accorded by the Government of India.
With the emphasis on using more environment friendly modes of transportation, the Chhattisgarh East-West Rail Corridor project having approx. length of 135.30 km of main line (New BG Electrified Double Rail Line) with 56km of connectivity lines will be instrumental in reducing the burden on the single evacuation rail link in the region which extends from Gevra Road station to Champa where it joins the main Kolkata-Mumbai trunk line. The East-West corridor will provide a shorter route for coal transportation by joining Gevra Road to the Bilaspur- Annupur- Katni line at the Pendra Road station and thus will enable seamless movement of coal from SECL’s mines as well as other coal mines in the Mand-Raigarh & Korba coalfields of Chhattisgarh to northern and western parts of india.