Jun 9, 2016

Railways, NTPC in pact for doubling of Holgi-Kudgi track

NEW DELHI: State-run generation utility NTPC-Kudgi and South Western Railways have signed an agreement for doubling of the Hotgi-Kudgi section of South Western Railway under the customer funding concession plan.
NTPC has agreed to finance the cost of construction of the Rail System under the Customer funding model of Ministry of Railways Policy of participative model for rail connectivity. NTPC has deposited Rs. 946 crore with South Western Railway towards the cost of doubling of railway section between Hotgi - Kudgi (134 km).

The section between Hotgi - Kudgi (134 km) consists of 10 Block Stations 08 Major bridges and 02 important bridges on river Don and River Bheema. The work for the doubling has already been started by South Western Railway and the project is targeted for completion by March, 2020

The Augmented Rail Infrastructure apart from catering to the coal transportation requirements of 4000 MW Power project of NTPC is also expected to give big fillip to the economic activities of Northern Karnataka.

SOURCE - TOI