SWR general manager Sanjeev Kishore said South Western Railway has targeted railway line electrification of 750-800 route kilometers and a doubling of 250 kilometers of line length, including the remaining 45 kilometers of the Hubballi-Bengaluru route.
The Doubling of 45 kilometers between Khanapur-Suladal on the Londa-Miraj line would be completed in the current fiscal.
With regards to the new line – The dharwad-Belagavi line is on priority, the GM said.
The railways have submitted all papers concerned with regard to the land acquisition for Dharwad-Belagavi line have been submitted to the State government. Once the land is acquired the work can begin.
Around 50% of the total network of the SWR, which is 3,566 route kilometers, has already been electrified and the rest would be completed in the next two years added Sanjeev Kishore.
The entire SWR network was covered with electrification by the end of FY24.
On the Hubballi-Bengaluru line, only 45 kilometers of the length of line doubling is remaining, it would be completed along with electrification by March next year.