प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 170 Dt: 19.07.2020
SHRI SURESH ANGADI, HON’BLE MINISTER OF STATE
OF RAILWAYS REVIEWS LONDA-MIRAJ AND GADAG-
HOTGI DOUBLING PROJECT
Shri Suresh Angadi, Hon’ble Minister of State of Railways conducted a review meeting with General Managers and other officials of South Western Railway, Central Railway and South Central Railway through Video Conference on 17.07.2020.
During the meeting, Shri Angadi reviewed the progress of Miraj-Londa and Gadag-Hotgi double line project.
The 186 Km of Londa-Miraj doubling project is being executed in 7 phases. In Phase-I, 16 Km of doubling between Ghataprabha and Chikkodi Road has been completed and commissioned during December, 2019.
In Phase-II, the doubling of 31 Km between Chikkodi Road-Raybag-Chinchli-Kudachi, in Phase-III, 25 Km of Khanapur-Desur-Belagavi doubling, in Phase-IV 25 Km of Londa-Khanapur doubling, in Phase-V, 27 Km of Belagavi-Suldhal doubling, in Phase-VI, 30 Km of Suldhal- Ghataprabha doubling, in Phase-VII, 33 Km of Kudachi-Miraj doubling works are being executed. Due to COVID-19, work has slowed down from March, 2020. Work recommenced from last week of June, 2020 with limited number of manpower, so as to maintain social distancing.
Shri Suresh Angadi instructed the Officials to expedite this double line project along with electrification and to complete in two years.
Road Over Bridge works at Belagavi and Raybag area were also reviewed and Hon’ble MoSR instructed to complete the works in time bound manner.
Shri Suresh Angadi also reviewed the 284 Km doubling work of Gadag-Hotgi. Already 115 Km of doubling has been completed. Another 33 Km between Lachyan and Hotgi doubling is also expected to be commissioned shortly. once this 33 Km is commissioned a total 148 Km of line from Hotgi to Wandal will become double line. Shri Suresh Angadi instructed the Officials to complete the remaining double line work by 2022.
Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR; hri K.C. Swami, Chief Administrative Officer, Construction; Shri B.G. Mallya, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer; Shri Prem Narayan, Chief Engineer, Construction and Shri T.V. Bhushan, Chief Engineer, Construction, Hubballi from South Western Railway have attended the Video Conference.
Chief Public Relations Officer
South Western Railway, Hubballi