SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Press Release No. 80 Dt. 16.06.2019
RAIL TRACK BETWEEN TUMAKURU-GUBBI DOUBLED
Doubling between Tumakuru – Gubbi (18 km) consisting of 3 stations (including 1 halt station) has been commissioned recently. This is part of Arsikere- Tumakuru Doubling project (96 km) which was sanctioned in 2015-16 for Rs. 578 Cr. This project is fully funded by Ministry of Railways. This is the second completed section of aforesaid doubling project, other being Arsikere-Karadi which was completed in last year November. The entire project is scheduled for commissioning in 2020-21.
Salient features of Tumakuru – Gubbi Section:
The length of the section is 18 Km. The doubling has been completed at a cost of Rs.108 Crores. The section has three stations viz., Heggere (Halt), Mallasandra and Gubbi stations. 28 minor bridges, 3 major bridges and 2 Road Under Bridges have been constructed as part of the doubling. one new Foot Over Bridge has been provided at Gubbi railway station.
Additional amenities provided:
Platform No.1 of Mallasandra has been extended to 440m. A new platform No.2/3 of 540m length has also been constructed. 2 Nos. of Toilets, 50 Nos. of Benches, 8 Nos. of water booths have also been provided additionally.
A new platform shelter of 80 sq.m has been provided at Gubbi station. Platform No.1 of 540 m length has been converted into High Level Platform. A new platform No. 2 of 540 m length is under construction. one new Foot Over Bridge has been constructed. 2 Nos. of Toilets, 25 Nos. of Benches, 5 Nos. of water booths have also been provided additionally.
At Heggere Halt
A new platform No.1 of 500 m has been constructed. 25 Nos. of Benches, 4 Nos. of water booths have also been provided additionally.
Tumakuru – Gubbi (18 km) stretch is on Bengaluru – Huballi line spanning 478 km of which 400 km is in Mysuru Division and the rest is in Bengaluru Division. Doubling of Railway track in this section will increase line capacity of this important line connecting Bengaluru to Huballi, Belagavi, Mumbai etc., This will give impetus to rail infrastructure in the region. It constitutes the main trunk route for Karnataka. The doubling project once completed fully will result in much faster movement of trains and improve intercity connectivity.
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