The South Western Railway hadtaken up the survey for proposed line doubling between Londa and Miraj railway stations and CCEA recently approved this doubling and now tender has been floated worth Rs. 43,81,19,528 for the Doubling between Londa – Miraj Section: Earthwork in cutting, Embankment and construction of Minor bridges, side drains, trolly refugees, toe wall, retaining wall, gate lodge, extension of RUBs/LCs and other connected works between Khanapur – Belagavi from Km.586.000 to Km.612.00.
The time period given for the completion of this project is 18 months from the date of allotment which would be May 2016 most probably.
This is part of the doubling of the 467km Pune-Londa railway line, which was the costliest project announced in the state by railway minister Suresh Prabhu. In fact the railways had prepared a doubling proposal almost a decade back. The railway board had sanctioned the survey and proposal in 1996-97 followed by inclusion of the survey in the blue book by 2004-05. Inclusion in blue book means keeping the project on hold for some time.