A new railway line between Mahabubnagar – Munirabad was sanctioned in the year 1997-98 for a distance of 247 kms at an estimated cost of Rs.1,723 crores. Out of the 66 kms from Devarakadra to Krishna falls under South Central Railway Jurisdiction which covers rural belt of Telangana region and remaining portion belongs to South Western Railway serving the Karnataka area. A crucial stretch of the project betweenDevarakadra – Krishna for a length of 66 kms at an estimated cost of Rs. 372.09 crores is on the path of fast progress.
Devarakadra - Jaklair (29 kms) new railway line was completed and the line was dedicated to the nation by Hon’ble Minister of Railways on 25th March, 2017 by flagging of passenger train service between Devarakadra and Jaklair. An amount ofRs 499 crore has been spent from the period of 2014-15 financial year tillNovember, 2018. The budget allocation for2018-19 is 175 crore. The balance work between Jaklair – Krishna is under progress. Out of 866 acres of land required for the construction, 734 acres of land has been acquired by the state government and handed over to railways. Balance 132 acres in Mahabubnagar district is in the process of handing over to Railways.
The project is included in the Prime Minister Monitoring Group(PMG) and a constant review on the progress is being held on a periodical basis. The remaining portion of theproject between Jaklair – Krishna is going on rapid pace andtargeted to be completed by 2019-20.
Benefits of the Project:
On the completion, Mahabubnagar- Munirabad New Railway line will serve the socio economic progress backward areas ofMahabubnagar district and Raichur district of Karnataka state. The large number of rural population located in Mahabubnagar district (88.87%) and Raichur district (79.21% ) will get rail transport facilities. Further this line will improve the connectivity to the unconnected and remote areas of Mahabubnagar district and Raichur district.
The Mahbubnagar – Munirabad new line will significantly reduce the distance between Hyderabad to Hubbali and Goa, to the extent of 102 kms as compared to the present route.
Salient features of the project:
- The estimated cost of Mahbubnagar – Munirabad (247 kms) new rail line project is Rs. 1,723 Cr.
·The budget allocation for 2018-19 is Rs. 175 Cr.
- The estimated cost of Krishna - Devarkadra (66 kms) new rail line project is Rs. 372 Cr.
·There are 03 Major Bridges, 82 Minor Bridges, 05 Road Over Bridges and 27 Road Under Bridges constructed in t he section as a part of the new line.
·Introduction of a new train service between Mahbubnagar – Devarakadra – Jaklair heralds a proud moment in the hitherto unconnected area between Devarkadra – Jaklair.
·The Mahbubnagar – Munirabad new line will also be significantly reducing the distance between Hyderabad and Goa, to the extent of 102 kms as compared to the present route. Work on the Jaklair – Krishna stretch is also in the process.