Monday, November 16, 2009

City-Mysore line to be doubled in 2 years

City-Mysore line to be doubled in 2 years

November 16th, 2009
By Our Correspondent



Srirangapatna, Nov. 15: The saturated Bengaluru-Mysore rail line will be free from heavy traffic in two years, minister of state for railways K.H. Muniyappa said on Sunday.
Mr Muniyappa who laid the foundation stone for two railway bridges on the banks of Cauvery at Srirangapatna, admitted the Bengaluru-Mysore rail line doubling is long overdue. With the state government extending support, he was confident the Rs 497 crore project would be completed in the stipulated time.
The two bridges— one a Rs 22 crore Steel Bow String Arch Bridge of 8 spans for Cauvery (North) and a Rs 18 crore 7 spansbridgefor Cauvery (South) will be built along with 11 other major bridges and 62 minor bridges along the section.
Doubling between Bengaluru and Ramanagaram (45 km) has already been completed. The portion between Ramanagaram and Mysore (around 94 km) will be taken up on cost-sharing basis between the state and the railways.
The minister who rode on a special train upto Srirangapatna, stopped at Ramnagaram, Chennapatna, Maddur and Mandya stations to conduct inspections and received memorandums from local leaders.

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