The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for doubling of Roza -Sitapur Cantt.- Burhwal Broad Gauge single line project at an estimated cost of Rs.1,295.42 crore with expected completion cost of Rs.1,486.46 crore with 5% escalation per annum.
The length of the railway line will be 180.77 km. The completion period of the project will be five years.
Doubling of this line between Burhwal junction and Roza junction will fulfil the demand of the increasing traffic leading to socio economic development of area. Besides, there will be continuous double line track available from Gorakhpur to Delhi via Sitapur Cantt. and Moradabad. Barabanki and Sitapur districts of Uttar Pradesh would also be benefitted through this project.
Roza -Sitapur Cantt.- Burhwal is a single line section. On one side Gorakhpur-Lucknow is already double line section and on the other side that is Delhi-Lucknow via Moradabad route is also a double line section. Burhwal-Sitapur falls in the jurisdiction of North-Eastern Railway and Sitapur-Roza falls in the jursidiction of Northern Railway. The project route is starting from Burhwal junction (on Gorakhpur-Lucknow double line section) and passing through Sitapur Cantt. connects to Roza junction (on Delhi-Lucknow via Moradabad on double line section). The area through which the project line traverses is having big Military installation at Sitapur Cantt. After completion of this double line, there will be continuous double line track available from Gorakhpur to Delhi via Sitapur Cantt.