Importance of Good Alignment

A new railway line should be aligned carefully after proper considerations, as improper alignment may ultimately prove to be more costly and may not be able to fulfill the desired objectives. Railway line constructions are capital-intensive projects, once constructed, it is very difficult to change the alignment of a railway line because of the costly structures involved, difficulty in getting additional land for the new alignment, and such other considerations.

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