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Press Release No. 39915-11-2021
Press Release No. 399, Laying of Foundation Stone for Construction of ROB in lieu of Level Crossing Gate No. 66 at KBL and LC No. 72 at GIN and inauguration of Lifts at KBL Railway Station

              दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY                प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 399 Dt: 01.11.2021

Laying of Foundation Stone for Construction of Road Over Bridge in lieu of Level Crossing Gate No. 66 at Koppal and Level Crossing Gate No. 72 at Ginigera and inauguration of Lifts at Koppal Railway Station  by Shri Halappa Basappa AcharHon’ble Minister of Govt. of Karnataka

Shri Halappa Basappa Achar Hon’ble Minister of Mines and Geology, Women and Child Development, Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens and District In-charge Minister of Koppal, laid the Foundation Stones for Construction of Road Over Bridges in lieu of Level Crossing Gate No. 66 at Koppal and Level Crossing Gate No. 72 at Ginigera and inaugurated the newly installed Lifts at Koppal Railway Station today. Shri Sanganna Karadi Hon’ble Member of Lok Sabha, Koppal presided over the functions. 

Construction of Road Over Bridges and Road Under Bridges at various locations in SWR jurisdiction is being taken up, to prevent trespassing across railway track and provide smooth and safe transit for road vehicles.These Road Over Bridge in lieu of LC No. 66 at Koppal & LC No. 72 at Ginigera have been sanctioned o­n a cost – sharing basis (50:50) with Government of Karnataka at a cost of Rs. Rs 23.66 crores and Rs 20.32 crores respectively, targeted to be completed in 18 months.There is no land acquisition involved. These ROBs will facilitate smooth transit of road traffic in the Koppal-Kushtagi route and the Koppal-Gangavati route respectively. These projects will contribute substantively to improve safety o­n the railway tracks as well as in in the infrastructure development of the region. It is to be noted here that South Western Railway has eliminated all unmanned level crossings in its jurisdiction.

Shri K. Raghavendra Basavaraj Hitnal, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly,Koppal & Shri Basavaraj Dadesugur, Hon’ble MLA Kanakagiri was also present o­n the occasion.

Chief Engineer (Construction) Shri Prem Narayan welcomed the dignitaries and felicitated them. He presented a brief o­n the projects.Additional Divisional Railway Manager Hubballi Shri Vishwas Kumar offered the vote of thanks. The functions were conducted duly observing Covid19 health & safety protocol.

                                                                                      Aneesh Hegde

                                                                                        Chief Public Relations Officer          

                                                                                      South Western Railway, Hubballi

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