Ludhiana to be linked with Mumbai by Rail Freight Corridor

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Ludhiana, July 10 (UNI) The Union Government today agreed in principle to allot Railway Freight Corridor from Mumbai to Punjab's industrial hub Ludhiana.

This corridor is in addition to the Railway Freight Corridor from Kolkata to Ludhiana, which had been already approved by the Ministry of Railways.

Announcing this here in a public meeting, Cheif Minister Parkash Singh Badal said the industrial growth would further gain momentum in the state with the setting up of these two Railway Freight Corridors, as these would facilitate the transportation of manufactured goods and raw materials from different destination of the state to other parts of the country.

He said a high-level team of the Ministry was scheduled to meet him within a day or two to discuss the modalities to finalise projects of the Ludhiana-Mumbai Railway Freight Corridor, besides the direct rail-link for Chandigarh to Ludhiana.

Mr Badal stated that the rail link from Chandigarh to Ludhiana would soon be completed, as the Ministry had already earmarked adequate funds in the Union budget during the current financial year to extend this link from Morinda to Shanewal, which would ultimately connect it with Ludhiana.

Earlier, the Chief Minister layed series of foundation stones of various infrastructure and development projects in an around Ludhiana city at a total cost of Rs 56 crore, as a part of Mega development plan of Rs 1000 crore.

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