Jharsuguda-Barpali Coal transport Rail link project to be completed by 2017

New Delhi: Coal India has announced that the 53-km-long Jharsuguda-Barpali railway link project in Odisha state is expected to be completed by 2017.

According to the company, the rail project will facilitate faster transportation of coal, as the rail line will connect most of the coal mines in Odisha.

The Jharsuguda-Barpali Rail link project is one of the three inter-state rail corridor projects proposed by Coal India to transport coal from three states including Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

Press Trust of India cited Coal India Technical Director N Kumar as saying that the connectivity line in Tori-Shivpur-Kathautia Area in North Karanpura, Jharkhand will take time.

Indian government had earlier said it will speed up the construction of three critical rail, including Bhupdeopur-Raigarh-Mand Area in Chhattisgarh– to provide faster transportation of coal to power plants.

Kumar also added: “The soonest which we can expect is Odisha one (Jharsuguda-Barpali railway line in IB Valley, Odisha). In 2017 we expect the line to be completed.

“I think Tori-Shivpur (rail line) will definitely take time due to problems like land acquisition in Jharkhand.”