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Third – Line Between Asifabad - Rechini Road Commissioned along with Electrification


-Part of Kazipet – Balharshah tripling & electrification project

-Now, a total of 151 Kms out of 202 Kms is completed under the project.

As part of Kazipet – Balharshah electrification project, South Central Railway has completed and commissioned third line works along with electrification between Asifabad - Rechini Road for a distance of 19 Kms. The section between Kazipet – Balharshah is a vital rail link situated along the Grand Trunk Route connecting Northern parts with Southern region of the country. With this, a total of 151 Kms has now been completed under this project. Taking into account the previously completed Raghavapuram – Mandamarri section, now a total of 184 Kms in Kazipet - Balharshah section has third line facility along with electrification.

The section between Kazipet – Balharshah o­n SCR falls in both Telangana and Maharashtra states. This main line falling under the Grand Trunk route has been witnessing continuous growth of both Passenger and Freight traffic, leading to oversaturation of this section. To decongest this vital section, initially the tripling works between Raghavapuram – Mandamarri for a distance of 33 Kms have been completed in the year 2016. To further ease the traffic, tripling & electrification works o­n the balance stretch of Kazipet – Balharshah section, for a distance of 202 Kms (Telangana-159 Kms & Maharashtra-43 Kms) has been sanctioned in the year 2015-16 with an estimated cost of Rs 2,063 Crore. As part of it, 72 Kms between Hasanparthi Road - Raghavapuram & 60 Kms between Sirpur Khagaznagar - Manikgarh has already been completed.

Now, out of 159 Kms stretch that falls in Telangana state, third line works between Asifabad - Rechini Road for a distance of 19 Kms has been completed which falls under Kumram Bheem Asifabad and Adilabad districts, giving boost for the socio-economic development of this region. Commissioning of third line of this stretch will further ease the congestion for both freight and passenger trains in this grand trunk route. Works in the balance stretches are in fast progress.

Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, South Central Railway has complimented the entire Team of both Secunderabad Division and Construction Organisation for completing the third line works as per the schedule. He stated that remaining sections in Kazipet – Balharshah tripling project are progressing in fast pace and o­nce the project is completed, it eases the congestion in this oversaturated route and facilitates handling of freight and passenger trains effectively.

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