The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for taking up Bina-Katni 3rd line project at an estimated cost of Rs.2,478.23 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.2,917.06 crore.
The 278.7 km long railway line is expected to be completed in five years.
Besides facilitating the travel, the thermal Power Plants in the area will get 3rd line for transportation of their products. It will also greatly ease the ever increasing freight traffic between Bina-Katni section thereby increasing the revenue of Railways. Sagar, Damoh and Katni districts of Madhya Pradesh would also be benefitted through this project.
Bina-Katni is critical and busy section of West Central Railway serving Coal rakes for Thermal Power Plants at Chhabra Gugur and Jhalawar in Rajasthan and POL traffic for Mahadevkhedi in Madhya Pradesh. Present capacity utilization of the section is 136%. In view of the growing traffic and detention of crossing traffic, Bina/Mahadev Khedi – Katni/New Katni 3rd line is required to augment traffic flow in both directions.