Cabinet approves Taranga Hill-Ambaji-Abu Road rail line for improved mobility

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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the construction of Taranga Hill-Ambaji-Abu Road new rail line.

  • Under this, a railway line will be laid up to Taranga Hill in Mehsana district in Gujarat, Ambaji in Banaskantha and Abu Road in Rajasthan.

Important facts

  • The Taranga Hill-Ambaji-Abu Road new rail line will be constructed by the Ministry of Railways at an estimated cost of Rs.2798.16 crore.

  • Three pilgrimage sites from two states will be connected in this project, which is targeted to be completed by 2026-27.

  • The length of this rail line will be 116.65 km.

  • This rail line will facilitate faster movement of agricultural and local produce and provide better mobility of the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan with other parts of the country.


  • Maa Ambaji Temple is situated on the Arasur mountain on the Gujarat-Rajasthan border.

  • This temple is located in Banaskantha district of Gujarat.

  • Ambaji Temple is one of the 51 Shakti-peeths of Hindus.

  • The temple of Ambaji is also considered unique because there is not a single idol of the goddess here. Instead of the idol, there is a very sacred Sri Yantra, which is mainly worshipped.

Mount Abu

  • Mount Abu is a town in the Sirohi district of the state of Rajasthan.

  • It is a hill station situated in the Aravalli Hills.

  • Mount Abu is the headquarters of the Brahma Kumaris community.

Taranga Hill

  • Taranga Hill is a Jain pilgrimage centre in the Mehsana district of Gujarat.

  • The temple of Ajitnath, the second Tirthankara of Jainism, is situated here.

  • This beautiful temple was built in the 12th century by Shvetambar Solanki King Kumarpal in honour of Lord Ajitnath.

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