The Agra-Bandikui route was surveyed by the Railway Board about five years ago. The preparations for doubling on this route have now begun, with a budget of Rs 987 crore approved. After the project is completed, the trip from Jaipur to Agra will take only three hours. Traveling by train from Jaipur to Agra currently takes 4-5 hours. The authorities have set a completion date of 2026 for this work.
The Agra Division of North-Central Railway will soon start its tender process. Meanwhile, doubling work has already been completed between Jaipur-Bandikui.
Passenger of 22 stations will be benefited
Nearly 25,000 railway passengers from 22 stations, including Gandhinagar, Dausa, Bandikui, Mandawar, Bharatpur, Achhnera, and Idgah, will benefit once the doubling work is completed.
Aside from that, the journey to Kanpur, Lucknow, and Allahabad will be made easier as the Jaipur-Agra route is doubled. It is estimated that Rs 170 crores will be spent on electrification and Rs 87 crores on itemization. Aside fom that, Rs. 87.73 crore will be spent on a sophisticated signalling system.
Doubling help in save time
To save time, track doubling and electrification work will be done concurrently. The route from Jaipur to Delhi, Ajmer, Kota, and Phulera has been doubled. In the coming years, railway authorities in India will try this experiment on many more stations for congestion-free traffic using automatic signalling and doubling.