Nagpur and Nagbhir are linked directly by a Narrow-Gauge Railway network via Umrer and by two Broad Gauge Railway networks via Wardha and Gondia. However, Nagpur – Wardha and Nagpur - Gondia routes are saturated and over utilized. Out of the 628 km narrow gauge network under Nagpur division of South East Central Railway, only Nagpur - Nagbhir /106.2 km is pending for conversion. Therefore, the main aim of this project is to convert the existing Narrow Gauge to Broad Gauge to faster the coal movement from coal mines of WCL Chandrapur and Umrer area to KTPS (Koradi Thermal Power Station), APML (Adani Power Maharashtra Ltd.) Tiroda and NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) Mouda/Chacher and to reduce the congestion on existing routes.
|Total No. of Stations||19||19|
|Total No of major bridges||09||10 (9 + 1 between Umrer to Coal Mines Line)|
|Total No of minor bridges||91||91|
|Longest Bridge||Br. No.15 Over Marhu River (12x12.2m) at CH: 76877||Br. No.15 Over Marhu River (12x12.2m) at CH: 76877|
|Project Cost||--||1400/- Crores|
|Completion period||--||20 Months|