Bharuch-Samni Dahej Railway Project


  • Initiated by Federal Government, National Rail Vikas Yojana (NRVY) was started for improving the logistics movements across the Golden Quadrilateral
  • The initiative was started with an objective of giving a flux to the rail infrastructure in the country focusing three key areas, Gauge Conversion (GCs), Port connectivity and Multimodel corridors to hinterland
  • Project involves the conversion of 62.36 km Narrow Gauge rail track of Bharuch- Samni- Dahej into Broad Gauge
  • It will provide an increased connectivity between Dahej port, jetties, industries present in the region, SEZs and the mainline of Western Railway from Virar (Mumbai) to Vadodara
  • Major goods for rail borne freight trafficking includes,Coal, Fertilizers & FRM, De-Oiled Cakes, Steel and Food grains, Edible oils etc.

Future Prospects of Project

  • After the completion of project, it will be the only rail section to cater to the freight traffic from the Dahej port
  • With a length of 47.2 kms, a two lane State Highway (SH6) connects Dahej port to National Highway (NH 8) in Bharuch. The length is proposed

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