MAHARASHTRA RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION LTD.

A JOINT VENTURE OF GOVERNMENT OF MAHARASHTRA AND MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

Nagpur area has complex Rail network criss-crossing between the stations and yards in the area, viz: Nagpur station, Itwari, Kalamna, Godhani cabin and Ajni yard. It is one of the heaviest Rail traffic handling area. It services coal requirement of three big thermal power plants at Khaperkheda, Mouda and Koradi.

There is detention to freight trains due to conflict and priority to Mail, Express and Passenger trains. While line capacity is being augmented on the corridors leading to Nagpur by construction of 3rd lines, it is not found feasible, to lay independent lines for passing through traffic in the Nagpur area, because of space constraint.

This will decongest Nagpur, Ajni, Kalamna and Itwari Railway Line Yards, thus faciliting running of EMU’s in and around Nagpur and reducing the detention of trains..

Salient features:


  • The proposed project is a freight bypass to Nagpur area
  • It connects Salwa station of SECR on Gondia Nagpur section to Butibori station of CR on Nagpur Wardha section.
  • Length of bypass line: 51.45 Kms.
  • Cost: 900 Crs.

Highlights :


  • Major benefits for the transportation of coal.
  • Annual Saving of MAHAGENCO by reduction in distance
  • Decongestion of Nagpur,Ajni, Itwari,Kalamna station yards.
  • Considerable reduction running time of goods trains.
  • Ensuring better punctuality of passenger train.
  • Making more path available for running of EMU’s in and around Nagpur area.