Aug 25, 2016

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Vijaywada Jn and Gudur Jn

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Vijaywada Junction and Gudur Junction at an estimated cost of Rs.3,246.26 crore and expected completion cost of Rs.3,875.68 crore. 

The 287.67 km long railway line is expected to be completed in six years. 


Besides facilitating the travel, foodgrains traffic to southern states and goods traffic for Krishnapatnam and nearby ports will have additional transport capacity to meet their requirement. Krishna, Guntur, Prakasham and P.S. Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh will be covered by this line. 

Background: 

Vijawada Junction-Gudur Junction line is a part of grand trunk route connecting north and south states. This section serves freight trains catering to demands of various loading points. Foodgrains to southern states are moved through this section. Besides this, goods traffic from Krishnapatnam and nearby ports will increase in the section necessitating for construction third line of Vijayawada Junction and Gudur Junction.