-The project execution cost is estimated at around Rs. 2,430 Crs.
-It serves as the shortest route between Latur and Towns in Northern Telangana like Bodhan and beyond.
Giving special focus for strengthening rail connectivity in the State of Telangana, Ministry of Railways has sanctioned nearly 15 Final Location Survey (FLS) for New Railway Lines. These lines combinedly stretch for a distance of nearly 2,647 kms and is estimated to cost nearly Rs. 50,848 crs. Apart from these, another 11 projects FLS have been sanctioned for Doubling, Tripling and Quadrapling for a distance of nearly 2,588 kms and is estimated to cost nearly Rs. 32,695 crs.
The Bodhan - Latur Road New Railway Line is one of the important projects for which Final Location Survey (FLS) has been sanctioned by the Railway Ministry. This important line is likely to stretch for a distance of nearly 135 Kms and is estimated to cost nearly Rs. 2,430 Crs. This line serves as the shortest route connecting Latur of Maharashtra with the important towns in Northern Telangana like Bodhan and thereby facilitating direct connectivity via Nizamabad.
The New Railway Line will serve as important route in connecting pilgrim places of Maharashtra like Parli and Pandhrapur directly with the Northern Telangana region. This new line will be useful for the socio-economic development of the region by connecting new places with rail network. It will aid in the passenger movement to and from the Maharashtra region towards Telangana and beyond and helps in improvement in multiple sectors like agriculture, business, education, tourism, healthcare, etc.
The line also helps in coal transportation from Ramagundam area to Thermal Power plants located in Maharashtra like Parli, Kudgi and Hotgi. This provides fillip to the trade and commerce of Northern Telangana region as the many places are connected with rail network for the first time.
Ministry of Railways has been giving special focus towards rail development in Telangana. Over the past 9 years, the rail budget allocation to the State has been increased by almost 17 times i.e., from Rs. 258 crores in 204-15 to Rs. 4,418 crs. This has led to creation of new rail infrastructure in the State. Over the past nine years, almost 575 kms of rail has been added to the rail network in the State. The sanctioning of Final Location Survey (FLS) FOR 15 New Railway Lines is likely to give further thrust to the rail development in the state.