27 More Ports Will Be Connected By Indian Railways

01 May 2022

Indian Railways is preparing to lay a 3,000-kilometer rail line connecting 27 ports at a cost of Rs 1 lakh crore, with the goal of increasing cargo flow.

Survey work is underway to connect these ports with rail lines in order to give connection to all operating ports in the country.

The Ministry of Shipping and Ports currently recognises 226 ports, of which 69 are operating. Kolakata/Haldia, Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Kamrajar, Chennai, Chidambaram, Cochin, New Mangalore, Mormugao, Mumbai, JNPT, and Deen Dayal Port Kandla are all directly connected to the railways.

Other large ports connected to the railway network are Bhavnagar, Dahej, Pipavav, Mundra, Krishnapatnam, Gangavaram, and Dharma.

The railway network connects 29 significant and busy ports out of 69 operating ports. The majority of the surviving functioning ports are near railway terminals.

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