The Union Railway Ministry has given its approval for the construction of the South Haryana Economic Rail Corridor. This semi-high speed rail corridor, estimated to cost Rs 1,225 crore, will connect Haryana with four major ports in Gujarat. The proposed route will span 129 kilometers, running from Farrukhnagar in Gurgaon to Loharu in Bhiwani via Jhajjar and Charkhi Dadri.
Once completed, the South Haryana Economic Rail Corridor will establish direct connectivity between Haryana and the ports of Kandla, Mundra, Navlakhi, and Jakhau in Gujarat. This connectivity will not only enhance trade and commerce but also contribute to the overall development of the region.
Before commencing construction, the Ministry plans to conduct a comprehensive survey of the corridor, which will include assessing the geographical and infrastructural requirements of the route. This planning phase is expected to take a few years, ensuring a well-informed and efficient execution of the project.
The corridor will also traverse through parts of Rajasthan, further expanding its reach and potential economic impact. By integrating multiple states into the project, the South Haryana Economic Rail Corridor has the potential to foster regional cooperation and boost inter-state trade.
The proposed semi-high speed rail corridor aligns with the government’s vision of bolstering transportation infrastructure and promoting connectivity across the country. The efficient movement of goods and people between Haryana and Gujarat’s ports will not only facilitate trade but also create new opportunities for industries, businesses, and local communities along the corridor.
The South Haryana Economic Rail Corridor holds great promise for the overall development of the region, contributing to economic growth, job creation, and improved living standards. As the project progresses from the planning phase to construction, stakeholders eagerly anticipate the positive impact it will have on trade, commerce, and connectivity between Haryana and the four ports in Gujarat.