65 Percent Work On Track-Doubling Project Completed On Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Vasco Route

65 Percent Work On Track-Doubling Project Completed On Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Vasco Route

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Date of Post : 27 July, 2017

Goa: The South Western Railway (SWR) has completed nearly 65% of the track-doubling project on the 352.5 kilometer long Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Vasco route.

Another 36-km is targeted to be commissioned for 2017-18.

First Phase of the project consists of doubling of the 245 km long track between Hospet & Tinaighat.

80km of the total 97km stretch of Tinaighat-Castle Rock & Kulem-Vasco section lie within Goa, while 17km is located in Karnataka.

More Information:

  • As per a preliminary engineering survey, the estimated cost of track doubling of this stretch, which will be executed during the 2nd phase, is Rs 1,198 crore (Approx US$ 187.19 Million).
  • The SWR has so far incurred an expenditure of over Rs 700 crore (Approx US$ 109.38 Million).
  • The project is expected to boost movement of imported coal from the Mormugao port to steel industries & upcoming thermal power plants in Karnataka.
  • Also, the track is expected to increase passenger trains connecting tourist destinations to Goa.

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