RITES not to execute Belagavi – Dharwad via Kittur new line

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The Railway Ministry informed RITES, Leading Transport Infrastructure Consultancy and Engineering company, that a new line between Belagavi and Dharwad via Kittur, a new Shimoga-Shikaripura-Ranebennur line, and Tumkur-Devangere via Chitradurga new line project will not be executed by the company.

The Ministry of Railways vide letter no. 2021/PL/57/12 dated 30th November, 2021 has intimated that in continuation to the Railway Board’s Letter dtd. 26.10.21 regarding the execution of work by Railway CPSEs, the following works will not be executed by RITES:

– New Line between Belagavi – Dharwad and via kittur
– New Line between Shimoga-Shikaripura-Ranebennur
– Tumkur-Devangere via Chitradurga New Line Project

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Earlier RITES had received this turnkey order including the three new line projects –Belagavi-Dharwad via Kittur, Shimoga-Shikaripura-Ranebennur and Tumkur-Devangree via Chitradurga, with a total cost of Rs. 4027 crore.

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