The Haryana Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HRIDC), a joint venture of the Ministry of Railways and Haryana Government, has completed detailed surveys and detailed project reports for the setup of two new railway lines. The two new railway lines include the 61-km Karnal-Yamunanagar and 50-km Jind-Hansi lines.
After approval of the state government, detailed project reports of both projects had been submitted to the Ministry of Railways. The cost of the two new railway lines would be shared by the state government and the Ministry of Railways. The estimated cost of these two projects is Rs 1,173 crore and Rs 923 crore, respectively.
The proposed Karnal-Yamunanagar line would join Bhaini Khurd station on the Delhi-Ambala line and Jagadhri workshop station on the Ambala-Saharanpur line. There would be five new railway stations on this line — Rambha, Indri, Ladwa, Radaur and Damla. The Karnal-Yamunanagar line is expected to reduce travel distance by 50 km. It would provide direct connectivity to Haridwar, which was a long-pending demand. The line would facilitate faster economic growth of industrial and agricultural sectors in the area.
The proposed Jind-Hansi line would join Jind station on the Delhi-Bathinda line and Hansi station on the Rewari-Hisar line. There would be six new stations on this line — Intel Kalan, Rajpura, Narnaund, Madha, Kherigagan and Sheikhpura. The Jind-Hansi line is also expected to reduce travel distance by 50 km. It would help in faster transportation of agricultural produce and fertilisers in this rural belt. A mega warehousing project could be developed at Narnaund.