China's NDPC gives consent for new transit networks
A bullet train ready for departure at the Tianjin Railway Station. (Photo source:China Daily)
BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the top economic planning body, on Friday gave consent for the building of a batch of inter-city rail transit networks, spanning more than 2,000 kilometers,to accelerate regional integration.
New inter-city lines with a total length of 496 kilometers would be built in central China's Henan Province over the next ten years, a report of the China Daily said Saturday.
The NDRC also gave consent for amended plans to build 1,478 kilometers of rail networks between cities across the Pearl River Delta region until 2020, said the report.
Further, cities including Xi'an in northwest China's Shaanxi Province and Nanning in the southwestern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region also received consents from the NDRC to expand their rail lines.