Raichur (RC): P.V.V. Satyanarayana, Additional Divisional Manager, Guntakal Division, South Central Railway, said that the track-doubling work on a 120-km stretch between Guntakal in Andhra Pradesh and Raichur would be completed shortly.
Speaking to presspersons at Raichur railway station on Tuesday, he said, “The track-doubling work has been taken up at an estimated Rs.350 crore and it is in its final stage. Only a 11-km stretch between Matamari and Mantralayam is unfinished and even then, almost 60 per cent of the work has been completed on this stretch. The remaining work, including that on the railway bridge across the Tungabhadra, would be completed before the end of this year,” he said.
The electrification of the tracks between Wadi and Guntakal would also be completed by the end of this year, he added.
South Central Railway earned Rs. 1,420 crore revenues from passenger trains in the last fiscal year. Mr. Satyanarayana said that an Automatic Ticket Vending Machine would be installed at Raichur railway station within two weeks. “Initially, a railway employee would be posted near the machine to assist the passengers for using the machine,” he said.