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Kedarnath Temple replica will be seen in New Rishikesh Railway Station

Replica of Kedarnath Temple wll be seen in New Rishikesh Railway Station

Replica of Kedarnath Temple wll be seen in New Rishikesh Railway Station

In the first railway station (New Rishikesh) of the much anticipated Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail project of Indian Railways, a replica of the Kedarnath temple will be seen. The special thing is that the design of other railway stations going to be built under this project will also be based on the construction style of temples and traditional buildings of Uttarakhand. However, it has just finalized the design of the Rishikesh railway station and this year it has been targeted to complete the construction of this station in the month of April-May.

Total Cost of Rail Project is about Rs.16213.31 Crore

The RishikeshKarnprayag rail project, which is being constructed at a cost of Rs.16216.31 crore, has begun to grow rapidly. In this project, 126 km long rail line from Rishikesh to Karnprayag has to be laid. Only 21 km of the railway line will be on the surface of the land. The remaining 105km line will pass through underground i.e. tunnels.

Railway Station will be built as per construction style of temples and Traditional Building of Uttarakhand

According to O P Malgudi, Manager of Rishikesh-Karnprayag Rail Project, the especially talked about the highly challenging railway project is that the 16 railway stations formed under it will be different from the common railway stations. At each railway station, there will be a glimpse of Uttarakhand and the construction style will be according to temples and traditional building of the state.  The map of the first railway station (New Rishikesh) of the project has been finalized in this link. A replica of Kedarnath Temple at New Rishikesh Railway Station will be seen. That is, the main entrance of the station building will be completely seen as Kedarnath temple.

Project Model of New Rishikesh Railway Station

Project Model of New Rishikesh Railway Station

New Railway Station will be ready by March-April this Year

Maps of other stations are also being prepared like the famous temples and Traditional buildings of Uttarakhand. However, the maps of other railway stations have yet to be finalized. The construction work of the new Rishikesh railway station is in progress this time. OP Malgudi claimed that this station will be ready by March-April this year.

Rishikesh-Karanprayag Train will start running in 2025

Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail project is set to be completed by 2024. There are 18 tunnels to be built on this project, which will be about 205 km long. This is the reason that the Forest Department has transferred the land under the project area to 173.0313 hectares and 327.5683 hectares of land underground. Tender is to be invited soon for the 18 tunnels to be built in nine packages. Earlier, the Rail Vikas Nigam has an endeavor to make Approach and Edit Road reach the tunnel. The tender process for them is almost complete. Some companies have started work on approaches and edit roads. Not only this, the work of giving power supply to tunnels before the tunnel construction has also been started. In order to complete the tender process, companies should not face any difficulties in the construction. Rail Vikas Nigam claims that by 2024, the project will be completed and in 2025, the train will be starting running in Uttarakhand.

Construction work of the new Rishikesh railway station is in progress

Construction work of the new Rishikesh railway station is in progress

Some Key Features of Rishikesh-Karnprayag Rail Project

  • The total cost of the Rail project: Rs.16216.31 crore
  • The total length of Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail line is 126 km
  • Total 18 tunnels and 16 bridges will be built on the railway line.
  • The largest tunnel length is 15.100 km, while the smallest tunnel will be 2.220 km long.
  • A clearance tunnel will also be constructed on tunnels over six km long.
  • The width of each tunnel is 8×10 diameters.
  • There will also be a complete arrangement of light and air ventilation inside the tunnels.
  • Only 21 km of the rail line will be out, the remaining 105 km will be covered under tunnels.
  • There will be 16 railway stations from Rishikesh to Karnprayag.
  • After the Rail project is ready, it will take about two and a half hours for the rail to reach Karnprayag from Rishikesh.
Key Features of Rishikesh-Karnprayag Railway Project

Key Features of Rishikesh Karnprayag Railway Project



Updated On: February 20, 2019

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