Shri A. K. Rai, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS)/ Southern Circle, Bengaluru conducted statutory inspection of newly laid double line between Chikodi Road and Raybag stations (13.94 Km) as a part of doubling between Londa-Miraj today. This double line between Raybag and Chikodi is part of the 186 km of doubling of Londa – Miraj project sanctioned in 2015-16 at a cost of Rs.1191 Cr.
CRS conducted Motor trolley inspection of track between Chikodi to Raybag and later speed trial @130 Kmph was conducted. Dy.CRS Shri Srinivas accompanied CRS during the inspection. The speed trial conducted was very smooth. The inspection commenced from Chikkodi at 09.30 hrs. and finished at Raybag at 12.30 hrs. At Raybag, Station yard and Raybag Station building with passenger amenities was also inspected.
The new BG doubling line is in Belagvi district of Karnataka state and will be opened to simultaneously for goods and passenger traffic between Chikodi Road and Raybag stations. There are 21 Minor Bridges, 4 Road Under bridges and one Canal Bridge on this section. One manned Level crossing with Spl Class interlocking has been provided.
The doubling between Ghatprabha to Chikodi Road (16 Km) was commissioned last year. This section between Kuduchi to Raybag is targeted for commissioning by this financial year. During the period of Late Suresh Angadi, MoSR, this project was being personally monitored by MoSR for improving connectivity between Bengaluru to Mumbai. Doubling and Electrification work are in progress and once this is completed Bengaluru to Mumbai connectivity will further be strengthened.
Chikodi Station is a four Road station provided with Electronic interlocking with centralized operation of points and signals from operator VDU (Dual VDU) with multiple Aspect colour light signals and motor operated points.
Raybag Station is a five Road station provided with Electronic interlocking with centralized operation of points and signals from operator VDU (Dual VDU) with multiple Aspect colour light signals and motor operated points.
Shri K C Swami, CAO/CN, Shri Viswas Kumar, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Hubballi Division, Shri T V Bhusan, CE/CN/II/UBL & Shri G Santhiram, CSTE/CN accompanied CRS for Inspection from Chikodi to Raybag.