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.
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 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 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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