CCEA gives nod for Construction of a New Railway Line between Gadag and Wadi

Gadag Jn (GDG):  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the construction of a new railway line between Gadag and Wadi in Karnataka. The total length of the new line will be 252.5 kms.

The total anticipated cost of ₹1922.14 crore for this project will be funded 50 percent through budgetary support and 50 percent through the Government of Karnataka. Land will be provided free of cost by the Government of Karnataka and the line will be completed in six years during the 13th Plan period.

The new rail line would provide a direct shorter route for the people of the area and further to Hyderabad/Secunderabad in Andhra Pradesh. Besides the travelling needs of the people, various cement, steel and power plants in the area would get the necessary rail link for transportation of their raw material and finished products. Gadag, Koppal, Raichur and Gulbarga areas of Karnataka would also be covered by this new rail line.