Doubling of railway line between Hospet-Tinaighat section at Londa

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Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Minister for Railways will Lay the Foundation Stone for DOUBLING OF RAILWAY LINE BETWEEN HOSPET-TINAIGHAT SECTION(245 Kms) at 3-00 p.m., on Saturday, the 13th July, 2013 at Londa High School Grounds, LONDA.

The Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Tinaighat (245 km) is a section of Bellary-Hospet-Vasco-da-gama route (407 kms) of South Western Railway. This was converted from Metre Gauge to Broad Gauge during 1997 and the section is saturated with current level of traffic.

The railway line passes through Bellary, Koppal, Gadag, Dharwad, Belgaum and Uttara Kannada districts of Karnataka State. Bellary-Hospet region in Karnataka is the heart of Iron ore industry in the country. Iron ore is an important export commodity, earning valuable foreign exchange for the country. Iron ore from this region is transported to Chennai and Goa ports for export. The doubling of railway track is also necessary to move imported coal from Marmagao Port to the Steel industries and upcoming Thermal Power Plants in Jevargi In Gulbarga District, Thermal Expansion Phase-2 in Bellary Dist. in North Karnataka. Thus, it is important to increase the capacity of the existing Rail network to handle additional traffic demand necessary to sustain the country’s economic growth. The doubling will also increase number of passenger trains connecting important Tourist destinations like Goa in the west to the World heritage site of Hampi in the East and help in promoting tourism in the North Karnataka.

Considering potential traffic in the future, the Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Tinaighat-Vasco-da-gama(407 Km) doubling was sanctioned by Railway Board at a total cost of Rs.2,127 Crs. in 2010-11. The work of Hospet-Tinaighat (245 km) is being taken up under Phase-I, with a cost of Rs.928.85 Crs. The final location survey is now in progress in the Castle Rock-Kulem ghat section. This project is partially funded by Asian Development Bank(ADB) and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. ( A Govt. of India Enterprise) is the implementing Agency.

On completion of the project, more passenger trains could be introduced in this section to facilitate easy movement of passengers to visit tourist places rich in heritage.

3 thoughts on “Doubling of railway line between Hospet-Tinaighat section at Londa”

  1. what about bgm dwr rail track , will kharge do something for the state or is he struck in the clutches of sonia bcoz she holds all the ministries herself , these fools are only for the sake of human body existance in the designation

  2. There has been a gross injustice to belgaum and Northern and Central part of karnataka. All the major trains like Rajdhani express from Delhi to bangalore & delhi to Goa do not pass through karnataka. The railway infra structure of Northern and North central karnataka is simply miserable. It is pathetic that even the backward state like Bihar has a better Railway infra structure than Northern Karnataka or it be said better than karnatak itself.It is further irritating that the newly introduced train from Lucknow to Yeshwantpur passes through major part of Andhra than karnataka.The load factor on the Lucknow-goa Route & hubli -varanasi is high and it is not known when the Routes will be realised.The overhaed Railway electrification on the railway routes is a distant dream. It is for our railway ministers too look into this.The consistent funding of the Double track between Hospet-Hubli-Londa-Tinighat Section can be said as God alone knows.


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