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National Rail Vikas Yojna

Government of India has conceived a massive investment plan for rail sector to eliminate capacity bottlenecks on Golden Quadrilateral and Diagonals to provide strategic rail communication links to ports, construction of mega-bridges for improving communication to the hinterland and development of multi-modal transport corridors. This initiative has been given the name of National Rail Vikas Yojana. Hon'ble Prime Minister announced the Yojana in his speech delivered on the Independence Day in 2002 and formally launched it on 26th December, 2002. National Rail Vikas Yojana comprises the following investment planning components:
  1. Strengthening of Golden Quadrilateral and Diagonals connecting the 4 metro cities i.e. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.
  2. Providing Rail based port-connectivity and development of corridors to hinterland including multi-modal corridors for movement of containers.
  3. Construction of 4 mega bridges at Patna and Munger on river Ganga, at Bogibeel on river Brahmputra and at Nirmali on river Kosi.