Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh laid the foundation stone for 141 kilometers rail line between Raipur and Jagdalpur.
The foundation laying was done digitally in the presence of Minister of Steel Vishnu Deo Sai.
The rail route will involve 13 stations in between as per proposal.
Total cost of the project is expected to be over Rs 2500 crores.
For the massive project, the state government has formed a joint venture with the Indian Railway.
The Chief Minister also dedicated to the public the 119 kms of road widening project for which around Rs 540 crores will be spent.
Chief Minister Dr Singh spoke on the occasion and hailed the leadership of Prime Minister Modi for the major project.>